“It was a big one” – Chuck
All season long we caution skiers who go beyond the grooming on Moraine Lake road that you will be crossing avalanche paths. Now you see why. Thanks to Chuck for the spectacular photos.
In addition to the avalanche photos, Chuck’s pictures show tracks in the snow from five different animals as well as a magnificent shot of Mt Temple.
There is no more grooming on MLR, but as Chuck’s photos display, there’s still the warning sign when you reach 9K. Now that the avalanche has occurred, it was safe for Chuck to cross the runout and continue to the lake.
Chuck further elaborated…
The debris across the road was actually only about 20 metres… I’ve seen it a lot wider and higher!
The avalanche path is about 500 metres beyond the warning sign, and it is not visible from there.
It probably occurred on Saturday, when temperatures hit 20 degrees.
We can consider the above my fourth instalment of favourite photos.
For clarity, there’s still an avalanche hazard on that and other slopes. It is NOT now safe for the rest of the winter to go to Moraine Lake for anyone who doesn’t have the appropriate avalanche safety and assessment equipment and training.