Travel was from 3500' to 9000.' We skinned up to the top of Little St. Joe and skied a south-facing gully back into Bass Creek. We found very stable avalanche conditions on our tour today. We looked for buried facets on wind-protected non-solar aspects and did not find any. We dug two snow pits on a south-facing gully and found a right side up and stable snowpack. Listed below are some key points from our tour today.
• Crampons and an ice axe are highly recommended.
• Slide-for-life conditions on all aspects and elevations.
• All aspects and elevations are heavily wind-affected in Bass Creek and Sweeney Creek.
• Skiing/riding solar aspects once the snow softens is the best bet for enjoyable skiing/riding.
• Watch out for old frozen wet debris.
Beautiful sunny day in the mountains. There was no soft snow available for wind transport.Close