Scarp Ridge/Independence Basin

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

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

Elevation: 10-12,200

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.