Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/24/2019
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Scarp Ridge/Independence Basin
Aspect: East, South East, South, South West, West
Avalanches: No new avalanches. Some minor dry loose and wet loose sluffs from rocks in extreme terrain over the last several days.
Weather: Mostly clear skies for morning with gradually increasing high and mid level clouds throughout afternoon. calm winds on ridgeline and mild, baselayer temps.
Snowpack: No tests performed, no real layers on concern in terrain traveled. Overlying slab continues to erode and facet, diminishing a more defined PSa structure. mixture of <1mm surface facets, preserved nicely from skiff of snow we received overnight/early this morning. Generally pleasant cold, dry snow found on low angled aspects traveled.