Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba/Spirit Walker West Ridge

Route & General Observations


Approached Manitoba via standard route to 2500’. Descended the south facing alders and crossed Juneau Creek. Ascended the west ridge of Spirit Walker and skied SW and N aspect trees/alders up to 2600’. Visibility in and out all day. Precipitation came and went with viz. Light winds just enough to make skins flap in the wind during transitions.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Only a trace of new snow. Loose dry powder and wind affected/settled powder. No obvious signs of instability in wind affected snow.


Noticed some glide cracks on S aspect of Manitoba. See pin on map for approximate location. Glide cracks were not noticed while skiing Sunday, 1/24, in the same area.

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