The Fingers

South Columbia

williamrsallan , Saturday 29th February, 2020 5:35PM

We rode the looker's left two fingers today. Conditions were wet and heavy at the bottom, getting progressively better further up. The reported persistent weak layer was very obvious when we dug for it in the upper half of the slope, at about 30cm down. The pack was stable on the mellower slopes, but we stayed well away from the steeper slopes closer to the top. It snowed steadily for the ~4hrs we were out at about 1cm/hr.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Wet, Warm, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.

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

Location

50.94886000 -118.25318000

The Fingers

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN