Observation – southern Lewis Range

From: Michael Reavis 
Date: 4/10/14
Time: 1000-1500
Location: Southern Lewis Range
Activity: Skiing

Toured to 7600ft. Winds were sporadic and gusty from the SW all day. Skies were mostly clear and temps ranged from the upper 20’s to mid 30’s. Great corn skiing found on all aspects. Noticed many wet slides and small slab releases along the Flathead Range (mainly S and E facing aspects). Also of note, a wet slide (mainly pinwheels and loose snow) on the SE aspect of Mt. Adams ran partway then triggered a slab release. Many cornices along the ridge were beginning to show signs of calving.¬†

Signs of unstable cornice. Southern Lewis Range. 4/10/2014.

Signs of unstable cornice. Southern Lewis Range. 4/10/2014.