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northrockiesfieldteam , Saturday 16th April, 2022 5:10PM

The North Rockies near McBride were showing off in the sunshine this morning. The continued low avalanche hazard allowed us to sled around the alpine enjoying the views. In the afternoon broken cloud cover limited the effects of the sun and kept the snow cold so loose wet avalanches and cornice failures weren't an issue. We still used safe travel habits by moving through areas one at a time where we were exposed to cornices overhead and we regrouped in safe areas. We saw a few old loose wet avalanches that came down last week but nothing resent. The riding was variable with a thick crust near the surface and some wind effected snow in more exposed areas. Still a good day in the mountains!

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.