Hummingbird pass

Kootenay Boundary

mainsophia89 , Wednesday 17th February, 2021 10:05PM

We were between elevations 1445m-1945m. Temps had a high of -5 degrees C to -8.9C. Sky was broken (sun and cloud) with Snow falling at less than 1 cm/hr. Wind was light and calm. Snow test profile: aspect: South West Total snow pack: 240cm Elevation: 1775m Site: clearing in trees below treeline Layers of Notes: jan. 31 raincrust 1 mm at 45 cm deep Jan. 25 surface hoar 3-6 mm at a depth of 65cm Jan. 11 surface hoar 9-12 mm thick, 80 cm down Test results: compression test hard 30, 30 taps (Sudden planar) at 65 cm down on surface hoar 3-6mm Propogation saw test end at 85cm/100cm

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN