great run in the monashees
dominic.provostcardinal , Monday 1st March, 2021 8:27PM
Lots of UV radiation being trapped by clouds. Some sluffing on steep features. Saw a big block of snow that was trapped on a tree fall off of it and end up on the logging road (picture). Sideslipping on a tiny windlip/cornice just above the logging road near valley bottom (the snow was starting to feel wet there) made the thing crack around my snowboard (2nd picture). Very fun day with great riding, we didn't go very high. I wouldn't have wanted to stand below a cornice today and was glad to be out of avalanche terrain before it got too warm.
Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Foggy, Stormy, Sunny, Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.