Rapid temperature rise
Sun, Apr 11, 2021 - 2:00 PM
Diamond Lake Area (Baily, Crater Lake, Thielson)
Snow Conditions No Avalanche Activity
Ski or Snowboard
Mt Thielsen's SW bowl skied amazing yesterday afternoon. Despite the rapid rise in temperatures, there was no evidence of loose wet activity on 4/11.
On a W aspect there was debris from a wet loose avalanche from last week's warm temps, as well as some truly giant pinwheels. Certainly the potential for small slides as this week warms.
I could also hear water percolating in the snow pack in shallow areas near exposed talus in the upper portions of the SW bowl. I descended at 3:00 PM and the corn was perfect all the way into the treeline.