Kicking Horse Canyon - Wet Loose

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Snow conditions were: Wet. Weather conditions were: Warm, Cloudy.

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

Snowpack

Very wet, compact snow but shallow enough to reach ground when walking.

Avalanche

Saw lots of wet loose avalanche debris in the Kicking Horse Canyon area (mostly small, but some running full paths in gully features), including the gully between Riverview and Essondale Right. Upon leaving the climb and driving back east, many new wet loose debris were visible on both north and south aspects. Snowpack depth was around 20-30cm.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN