Stuck in the Snow Globe
northrockiesfieldteam , Wednesday 22nd December, 2021 4:35PM
We avoided avalanche terrain today at Allen Creek due to the considerable hazard forecasted, 25cm of new snow combined with gusty wind, and limited visibility. Not being able to see the overhead hazard in avalanche start zones made it an easy decision. Snow pack tests confirmed our belief that the new snow is unstable. Storm snow should bond in the next few days, so for now, mellow slopes and trees is where we are riding.
Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.