The first big Southeast face avalanche of the winter

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/27/2018
Name: Ben Pritchett

Subject: The first big Southeast face avalanche of the winter
Aspect: South East
Elevation: Above Treeline

Avalanches:

The natural cycle that wont’ quit! 3 more D3’s, that ran today, plus at least on D2 wind slab.
Ruby Mtn. North Face, D2 windslab that ran today (Tuesday, 2/27)
Afley Southeast Face, D3 monster!!! that ran today (Tuesday, 2/27)
Afley North Face, D3 that ran Monday
Oh-Be-Joyfull Pass, D3, Persistent Slab that stepped down to Deep Slab

Weather: Light to Moderate winds today, but almost no snow transport and loading today. Noticeably warmer, with snow surfaces moistening on sunny slopes to 12,000′.

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