Fluttering Around Butterfly Bowl
northrockiesfieldteam , Sunday 2nd January, 2022 5:20PM
While the strong southerly winds had definitely blasted through Mt.Lucille and the bowls recently, there was still the odd powder stash to be found in sheltered areas in the trees. We found 190cm at treeline and dug a quick snowpit to check for weak layers but other than the fresh windslabs there wernt any deeper layers to worry about. On the way out we saw a fresh slide out of a north east facing slope in the alpine where a big chunck of cornice had collapsed and triggered a 10cm thick wind slab avalanche below.
Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was ok.
Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.