Clemina Tree Ride
cmatchett , Tuesday 18th February, 2020 10:40AM
Fun day tree riding in Clemina. Snow conditions varied from hard wind affected snow in open areas to pockets of powder in sheltered areas. No avalanche activity noted but we stayed mostly at lower elevations and in the trees and didn’t cover a lot of ground. Dug a test pit on a steep northern aspect where the trees opened into a small cutblock. Repeated failures on moderate hits on a rain crust down 53 cm. Didn’t do an extended column as multiple cut attempts on various features produced no propagation results. Had to work for good snow but it was hidden out there.
Snow conditions were: Hard, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees. Riding quality was good.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN