|Location:||Pinnacle bowl, slope below gold cord mine|
Route & General Observations
Toured the nice snowmachine track up to the mine towards pinnacle bowl, had significant whumphing on the low angle slopes below gold cord mine.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Recent (today) skier triggered slide on lower half of Skyscraper above the parking lot, whumphing. Talked with another group who had significant whumphing in the flats at the bottom of Pinnacle bowl. We split from the road up the low angle slope towards gold cord mine and experienced a massive whumph. Due to the size of it and the recent snowfall and slides, we bailed on today's plan. Experienced a smaller whumph on the very short ski out back to Independence mine.
26 at the car. Mostly sunny when we began. Mostly cloudy and flat light within an hour.
New settled heavy snow from this weeks storm
No pit was dug