Natural avalanches viewed from Scarp Ridge

CB Avalanche Center2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Kebler Pass Area
NAME: Zach Guy
SUBJECT: Natural avalanches viewed from Scarp Ridge
ELEVATION: various


AVALANCHES: We spotted large slides on all aspects, ranging from D2 to D3 in size. Mt. Gothic’s west face and Mt. Afley’s southeast face both produced impressively wide slides (R4). All of Northwest Bowl in the Anthracites ran (R4). The east face of Ruby and north face of Carbon produced large slides. The south side of Peeler Peak had a couple smaller crowns. All of these slides looked fresh in the past 24 hours. Older debris piles from days prior could be seen from slides originating off of Scarp Ridge’s NE slopes and off of Mt. Owen’s east face. Mt. Axtell’s First Bowl ran sometime today, clearing out a swath of small trees on its way to running full track across Coal Creek.

WEATHER: Brief clearing allowed views across the range.
Snow transport picked up in the afternoon under WNW winds and light snowfall. Cold temps. Broken to overcast skies.

SNOWPACK: 13″ overnight.


South face of Peeler Peak


East face of Ruby Peak


Fresh debris this evening¬†with snapped trees below Axtell’s First Bowl