Warm and wet

Northwest Coastal

travisluvsbikes , Monday 21st March, 2022 10:40PM

Fluffy Northside snow of day before at Shames changing with warm Temps today. Sun was intermittent but intense when out. Low level clouds/fog was intermittent as well. Snow on cats creamy smooth but wetting up as day progresses. No Dogs snow was sticky slow as all get out. Work with every turn.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was ok.

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

Avalanche

Numerous wet loose slides today with intense solar heating when sun out and rising Temps overall effecting surface snow on nearly all aspects I could see in the Shames Valley. Much action on south and west aspects starting around 1100 hrs and continuing through out the day. Some flows in steep alpine terrain running to valley bottom. (Tree triangle area) No slab releases seen. Lots of deep rumbles from Valley of Doom. Got to watch a few wet slides on steep rocky terrain at treeline across from bottom of cats. Sun baked snow was soul suckingly sticky.