Scarp Ridge

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/16/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Scarp Ridge
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 12,000 ft

Avalanches: Most terrain obscured by poor vis, but saw one natural wind slab on a wind loaded NE aspect above treeline. ~2ft crown, mostly filled in already, failed earlier in this storm. SS-N-R1-D2-U. Very small wind slab failed again in same path today.
Weather: Moderate to strong SW winds with moderate snow transport. S-1. Broken to overcast skies
Snowpack: 15″ of storm snow, with drifts up to several feet thick.

1/16. Larger crown getting filled in, smaller crown above it. NE aspect above treeline.

1/16. Larger crown getting filled in, smaller crown above it. NE aspect above treeline.