Goop on crust

North Rockies

northrockiesfieldteam , Sunday 11th April, 2021 5:25PM

Today we saw the start of the next big warm up. The top 10-15cm of the snowpack was wet and there were shooting cracks around the sleds. This started our discussion on human factors and what our objectives for the day were. We found a location to do a some dig a profile to do some further investigating and decided to not continue further into the Gleason. The snowpack is warming up! The next big temperature spike coming later this week could bring some very large natural avalanches.

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

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