Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Shoulder of Fish Creek Knob

Route & General Observations

Route was above porcupine to wedding bowl, then to Fish Creek Knob shoulder. No red flags observed, poor visibility kept us from higher elevations. Significant wind drifts and tree rime made navigation somewhat challenging right at tree line. Started and ended with a boot pack.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Light snow and wind, fog

Snow surface

New Snow


Was able to shovel shear off about 35cm down to frozen wet snow layer with considerable effort.