Poor refreeze at Irwin

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 03/22/2017
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Poor refreeze at Irwin
Aspect: South East, South, South West
Elevation: 10,000-12,000 ft

Avalanches: Looks like a fresh wet D2 off of NE face of Mt. Owen from the last day or so.
Weather: Overcast skies thickened through the day; some green housing in the morning. High of 45 at 10k, 34 at 12k. Moderate SW ridge top winds
Snowpack: A trace of new snow and rain overnight on top of a thin refreeze. Surfaces remained frozen at 12,000 feet, but the snowpack was or became punchy at lower elevations. Snowmobile track plunging deep when you would get off of old tracks. Didn’t travel on any steep terrain to observe wet instabilities