Ruby Range

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 03/13/2016
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Ruby Range
Aspect: North, North East, North West
Elevation: 10,800-12,400

Avalanches: Nothing new observed.
Weather: Moderate westerly winds at ridgeline. Clear sky in the morning becoming partly cloudy to overcast in the afternoon.
Snowpack: Didn’t find any of those mythical near surface facets on the 3/6 interface while touring, mostly above treeline on northerly facing slopes. The 3/6 interface was most commonly a very firm wind board. Hand pits were not producing planner results and and the snowpack structure surrounding the 3/6 interface didn’t look to concerning. However we didn’t really travel on any sheltered or wind protected slopes that would have had a better chance of holding NSF at the 3/6 interface..

Snow surfaces consisted of decomposing particles, wind ripple, wind crusts and melt freeze crusts. Nothing overly concerning on the surfaces for the slopes we traveled