Jungle Gym in the Rain

Cariboos

northrockiesfieldteam , Friday 28th February, 2020 5:35PM

In the Castle drainage of the Cariboos we saw evidence of a large avalanche cycle from last week, as well as some new debris we suspected was from yesterday (first photo). With a bunch more snow/rain in the forecast for the next few days, we expect to see more large avalanches running all the way to valley bottoms. The weather today was rainy and warm and the snowpack is pretty mushy at lower elevations - when you step off your sled you often go all the way to ground which is about 70-100cm! The rain/snow line seemed to be around 1100-1200m today, so getting above that is probably key to getting to good riding. Also as a note for anyone planning on heading up this way in the near future, we highly recommend bringing a chainsaw - lots of downed trees on the road, it was like being in a jungle gym building trails that went under, around and sometimes right through.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Wet, Stormy. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow. Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Location

53.06465000 -120.31543000

Jungle Gym in the Rain

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN