Rain crust on Seymour

Kenneth Martens

Went up to first and second peak. Still some rocks exposed or very shallow. Probe depths 85-110 cm around the top of second peak. Dug a pit on the SSE aspect of second peak in a spot that was 150cm deep and 28 degree slope. The top rain crust layer was about 5cm thick and is supported by a thin weak layer. This layer did not slide in a isolated column text but I will keep an eye on it as loading increases.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard. Weather conditions were: Warm, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes. Riding quality was terrible.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN