Ruby Range

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 02/17/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Ruby Range
Aspect: North East, East, South East, South
Elevation: 9,400-12,500 ft

Avalanches: Some more rollerballs today on E and SE aspects A/NTL, and two very small wet loose on a SE aspect ATL, harmless in size. Had good views of a lot of the Ruby Range and no other fresh activity. Some older wet loose on below treeline southerlies from previous warm ups, one was a D2 in size and gouged to the ground (See Dustin’s photo).
Weather: Light to moderate SW winds with no snow transport. Clouds increased from clear to thin broken by PM. Warm temps
Snowpack: Near and above treeline, about 2-5″ of settled storm snow became moist to wet on E to S aspects, over the solid and still frozen VD crust. Surfaces refroze around 2 pm. as clouds and winds increased. Sloppier snow observed below treeline. No signs of instabilities on various aspects and steep terrain, except some minor rollerballs.

Small wet loose and rollerballs on a SE aspect ATL