Hankin Chowderr

Northwest Inland

pdski , Tuesday 11th January, 2022 8:10PM

Quick trip up to Cardiac bowl. Two recent size 1-1.5 windslabs on SE aspect of Idiot Knob on open slope/open trees. One size 2 with crown halfway up one of the N/NW asp Cardiac chutes. Snow was warm and heavy even at treeline. Variable wind crust at TL. Pole probed and exposed upper ~1.5m of snowpack on an East aspect at TL (Idiot Uptrack). Felt like mostly facets underneath heavy storm snow.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.