Log Cabin after the wind

Yukon

jeni.rudisill , Friday 8th January, 2021 8:00PM

Short tour up to 1250m on NE facing slopes at Log Cabin. Snow has been untouched by the wind in the trees. However, there is significant recent wind effect at treeline and above. Weather was mild, overcast with mountain tops obscured, but clearing through the afternoon. Wind was light from the southeast. We dug a profile at 1250m where HS was 240. 40cm of recently wind effected snow sits on a well settled midpack. Surface hoar was found down 40cm beneath recent wind effect. Early December melt freeze layer is down 145cm with some facets above.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.

Snowpack

see attached profile: CTM BRK down 15, CTH BRK down 45, ECTX, DTM RP on MFCr

Weather

obvious previous wind effect from S wind over past few days, but also N wind likely last night in alpine

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN