Axtell Walkabout

CB Avalanche Center2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/20/2019
Name: TC

Subject: Axtell Walkabout
Aspect: North, North East, South, South West
Elevation: 9,800-12,000


One small wind slab in 4th Bowl (picture attached), but very little recent activity. Only minor sloughing in Corner Pocket on the decent back into the Coal Creek drainage.

Weather: Cold. Back and forth between clouds and sun. Surprisingly light SW winds on the ridge early, increasing to 10-15 mph by the afternoon.

Snowpack: Informal probing with my poles throughout the tour. Seems to be setting up nicely on N and NE. South (girlfriend glades) was about 20 cm of new snow on top of a supportable, but potentially collapsible sandwich of old sun crusts.