Irwin Obs 11/29

CB Avalanche Center2014-15 Observations

Name: Irwin Guides
Title: Irwin Obs
Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 11/29/2014
Aspect: East, West
Elevation: Near and above treeline

Snowpack: Overall tracking two interfaces: Nov 12th & Nov 22nd . The November 22nd is the more suspect and made up of a thin sun crust that seems to be becoming less distinct depending on aspect and elevation. The November 12th is on the Ground in many areas but on a facet layer anywhere the Nov 3rd storm did not melt away.

East: Skied and dug test profile on Binge (ESE 11,800’). No signs of instability, HS 60-80cm. Very thin crust on surface. Nov. 22nd interface very indistinct. Uniform snowpack. Ski pen 15cm.

West: Thortons (WSW 11,300’) No signs of instability. HS: 30-80cm and variable surface from crusts on SW to DF and soft on West. Crust was almost supportive in places. November 22nd crust was not continuous though still produced some results. Ski pen 10-20 cm.