Ruby Natural

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Zone: Northwest Mountains

Location: SE face of Ruby 12’000 feet

Date of Observation: 12/12/2020

Name: Tom Schaefer

 

Subject: Ruby Natural

Aspect: Southeast

Elevation: 12,000′

Avalanches:

N-SS-R1-D1.5-I
Southeast face of ruby approximately 150 wide and ran 1000′ most likely ran yesterday afternoon mid storm.

Weather: At Irwin village temperatures are in the low twenties. Clear skies and calm winds. Very nice!

Snowpack: HS 28″
HST 14″
Snow settled some last night with the cold temps. boot pen 40cm.
Along with the Ruby avalanche observed several steep road cuts and rollers around Irwin that had cracked to the ground naturally and slumped but did not run. Also observed two collapses in flat meadows walking on foot.

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