Dolomite Loop

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

m.eyre , Monday 12th April, 2021 11:25AM

Snowpack

Pit near top of ascent to Dolomite Pass in a shaded NW aspect: CT 11 down at 25 cm; CT H (wailin' hard) down at 110 cm; then shovel shear (planar) at 60 cm; ECT resistant, no result. Overcast skies, light NW wind (moderate at the pass), - 5 temp, 25 deg slope. Elsewhere: Ascending ~ 2400m+ to Helen ridge mix of breakable wind crust and 5-10cm fresh snow. In flats btw Helen ridge and the pass at ~ 2400m, 185 cms HS, and a thin crust under the fresh snow sometimes felt soft and ~20-25 cms down beneath that sometimes felt moist and clumpy - disappeared moving slightly higher up.