Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Below Bunny Toe Pass

Route & General Observations

Went up Fish Creek Knob trail to below Bunny Toe Pass for companion rescue training. Snow in the morning had a light fresh layer of snow that was increasing throughout the day. The southern facing terrain where we were had developed a thin crust from Thursday, underneath the thin layer of fresh snow. Snow felt solid, so significant signs of instability.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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New started falling around 12pm, falling at about S-1 , winds were calm to light from the SE. Temps were around mid-20s.

Snow surface

a few centimetres of new snow on top of a light sun crust layer on SW facing terrain. Some wind effect seen in very isolated areas. Large cornices observed on NE peaks and ridges on Ben Stewart.