Detailed Observation

Date2019-03-03
LocationHaines
ObserverMike Smith
AvalancheN

General Observations

Also posted on Avalanche Canada: https://www.avalanche.ca/map?panel=mountain-information-network-submissions/43f41fe8-2c13-43fe-a97e-b0247cc8e806

Fast travel conditions on a mix of highly-faceted wind slab, some surviving hard wind slab and unconsolidated facets in areas sheltered from NW wind.

Snowpack test results: Site at 1220m, E aspect, 30 degree slope. Sheltered from NW wind.

CTM SC down 30cm on slightly rounded SH sz 1-2mm (consistent results in 3 tests)

ECTN

Some whumpfing observed in low angle terrain where the wind slab had not faceted out.

Numerous loose avalanche size D2-2.5 observed in steep south-facing slopes, but suspect these are the same reported by HAC in Friday's forecast.

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