Owen Cornice Fall

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 04/11/2016
Name: dustin E.
Subject: Owen Cornice Fall
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: 11,000-13,000

Avalanches: Saw a cornice that had fallen, likely the previous day, or early that morning, from near the summit of Mount Owen. The cornice dropped just to the lookers left of the prominent subridge coming down the center of the NE face on Owen. Looked as though the cornice popped out a slab and gouged to the ground in some areas. One block had fallen all of the way to the bottom of the bowl separating Owen and Purple. Still lots of overhanging cornices left up on the Owen ridge. Lots of wet loose activity within the new snow.
Weather: Warm and partly to mostly cloudy with clouds hanging on Owen and Purple till around noon.
Snowpack: Firm snow surface on alll aspects (firmer on solar aspects) with some shaded areas holding onto 5-6 inches of windblown snow from the past couple days.