We did not encounter any avalanche problems on our tour. Crusts at the snow surface stayed cool, skiing as just edgeable corn on steep south-facing slopes at 1 PM. We did anticipate that crusts would have deteriorated more substantially on sheltered, middle and low elevation SW-W-NW facing slopes late in the day.
Mostly clear skies with a few passing clouds. Some large snow plumes were spotted in the White Clouds but only on a couple of the highest peaks.
Boulder Mountains - Gnarnia
|D1||WL||Likely occurred yesterday or the day before.|
Steeper, north-facing slopes at upper elevations held cold soft snow. Crusts increased in thickness from north aspects around to due south and southwest. Several pole pokes beneath these crusts revealed generally uniform weak facets to the ground.
We did not close any steep slopes. We anticipated needing to do so on SW-W-NW facing middle and low elevation slopes if our day extended into the late afternoon.