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Recent avalanche activity
Rapid temperature rise
Observation Date/Time:
Wed, Dec 9, 2020 - 9:38 PM
Report Type:
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  

Written Report:
Our group of four came across the debris of multiple wet loose-ish D1 slides on the east aspect of Hayrick Butte. The majority of them looked to be naturally triggered near the base of cliff bands on the east facing ridge and up near the top. There wasn't much crowning and they were all super shallow.

Temperatures were in the mid-30's. No wind. Older roller balls were present throughout the slopes. We did not see any other avalanche activity but were slipping on an older ice layer buried about 10 cm down. A hand shear showed there was some consolidation in this new snow.

With everything adding up and a bleeding puppy paw we transitioned midway up the slope before it got steeper and warmer. We caught a handful of powder turns before starting our snow dance for the coming days.