Fresh persistent slab in Red Lady Bowl

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte and Kebler Pass Areas
Date of Observation: 03/04/2017
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Fresh persistent slab in Red Lady Bowl
Aspect: South East
Elevation: Near treeline

Avalanches: Fresh slab avalanche in Red Lady Bowl; first noticed the crown early this morning so I assume it was human triggered yesterday. It ran the full width of a relatively small feature mid-track in the bowl (SE aspect NTL), estimated 700 feet wide, 100 vertical, and 2 feet deep. SS-U-R1-D1.5-O
Weather: Strong SW winds. Few clouds. Temps rose into the 30’s.
Snowpack: Surface warming was minimal today on high elevation southerly aspects due to the strong winds, so no wet avalanche concerns where we traveled.