Small natural wind slabs on Mt. Owen

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/13/2015
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Small natural wind slabs on Mt. Owen
Aspect: East, South East
Elevation: Above treeline

Avalanches: 3 natural wind slabs, all very small in size (~6″ deep) that likely failed last night on E and SE aspects above treeline.  SS-N-R1-D1-I
Weather: Clear skies, light to moderate westerly winds. Light snow transport with small plumes off of peaks. Mild temps.
Snowpack: Recent storm snow was wind affected above treeline, drifts up to 6″ deep with shooting cracks.

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