sun crusts and wind slabs

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/17/2018
Name: MR

Subject: sun crusts and wind slabs
Aspect: North, North East, South East, South
Elevation: 10,000-11,500

Avalanches:

no new avalanches observed

Weather: building to overcast throughout morning, warm, low winds
Snowpack: south aspect – variably breaker crust with some soft snow still lurking in the trees from 11,300 down to 11,000 or so, more stout supportive crust lower down in the open.

north aspect – HS in due north facing protected trees at 11,100 – 125cm. No signs of instability on and off the skin track and few signs of wind effect in the protected trees. Soft snow wind slab widely present in more open north facing terrain (gun barrels) through all elevations (11,400-10,700 or so?)

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