Leach Ridge pow

Lizard Range and Flathead

Duncan , Thursday 1st April, 2021 6:55AM

Toured up to (almost) 2200m from sled at 1700m. Moist snow at sled (almost +3 there) on low angle W aspect. No signs of recent avalanche activity, no reactivity to sled or skis (only observed / touched low angle rolling terrain) The last couple of cold nights have nicely preserved the snow (T10 of -4 at 2200m) .... great dry pow on N aspect, good dense pow on low angle W aspect, sun crust starting on S aspect .... pesky right now, but well on the way to the next corn ! Moist snow below 1800m Moderate SW wind at ridgetop but only light snow transport. Note: Coal Creek Rd at the booth is quite melted out ..... couple of km’s of fully-down-to-gravel, then couple of km’s of patchy

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm, Windy. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.