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South Rockies

sammefbh , Tuesday 25th February, 2020 4:55PM

We observed several loose wet sz 1 on SE aspects , no slab activity but did hear 2 small Whumpfs with small propagation cracks , were able to kick out a few of our switchbacks later in the day. 20cm of snow sits on the Feb 2 rain crust . Hand shears on sun affected steep slopes showed planar results below the crust , down 30 . The slab was heavy and although not showing us obvious signs of reactivity , we decided to turn around at a nervy mandatory traverse at the top of a large start zone. We stuck to the ridge which was fun and rode out on a lee aspect .

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Sunny slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Location

49.65227616 -115.08141384

Pig legs

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN