Roberts Bush Bash

East Island

cwatamaniuk , Monday 27th February, 2023 7:10AM

Attempt at Mt. Roberts. Logging road alder bash followed by new growth bush bash. Approx 15-30 cm light new powder, deeper where drifting had occurred. Slabbing, cracking, and whumphing on crust 15-30 cm down. Surface hoar growth on crust observed on west facing slopes at elevations above 800 m. Significant warming throughout the day, slush and sun crush by late afternoon. Stayed away from steep slopes but even parts of skin track were sliding in terrain up to 32 deg. Beauty day for views and good company and getting real close and personal with the trees…

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.