Ruby Range Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 11/12/2015
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject Ruby Range Obs
Aspect: North, North East, East, South, South West, West
Elevation: 10,000-12,000

Avalanches: several D2 avalanches on Axtell, and near the Ruby Dyke, one appearing to be triggered by wildlife.
Weather: Clear, cold morning- then warming with strong radiation and light westerly winds (non transport speeds).
Snowpack: Shallow. 20-50cm average HS with deeper wind drifted areas behind trees and ridges. 3 distinct layers on west facing slope where I dug, October melt-freeze, November 4-6th storm, and our most recent November 11th storm. Q2 shears in CT and ECT tests on melt freeze crust that form on Nov. 6th storm. 1-2mm facets/crust combo.

Axtell
wildlife triggered slide below the Dyke.
Another size 2 slide on NE facing slope into gully