Hankin Area 210313

Northwest Inland

info , Sunday 14th March, 2021 8:15AM

AST 2 obs : Avalanches: We saw a few size 1 windslabs in main bowl, north aspects, alpine, but surprisingly little activity given conditions Snowpack: We dug a series of hasty pits at treeline in cabin rolls and morning bowl area, and had no significant shears in the top meter, nor did we find any buried surface hoar below the 15cm of storm snow from friday. The forecast grossly overestimated storm snow values. Snow surface was moist and heavy to treeline, suspect freezing level into alpine Weather : Warm and windy, but no precipitation. Temps to +2c, and moderate, gusting strong SW winds.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Wet, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Foggy, Warm, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was terrible.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.