I would walk 50(4)0 miles, and I would walk 500 more

West Island

AvCan Vancouver Island , Wednesday 1st March, 2023 4:40PM

We will were feeling ambitious today so we thought we would go storm hunting to have tea at the 5040 Hut. Snow line was to the highway, we sledded to the trail headed from there but some adventurous drivers punched their vehicles 4km up the Marion Main. From there it was a steep boot pack up to the shoulder where we could put skins on. All aspects that have received sun over the last couple days had a 1-3cm breakable sun crust, making the skiing and skinning difficult in places. On shaded aspects creamy turn were still to be had for all. At alpine and tree line a loose wet cycle has occurred on steep solar slopes. As with the rest of the Island, the wind effect is evident from the last storm cycle.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Convex slopes, Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.