Pine Creek

Bad Daddy Canyon (NE most big canyon up Pine Creek)
Submission Info
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Obvious avalanche path
Bad Daddy Canyon (Pine Creek) 37° 24' 48.0852" N, 118° 41' 22.848" W
Snowpit Observations
Snowpack photos: 
runout zone just above pine creek road from Bad Daddy canyon
More recent sluffs
Weather Observations
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Toured up the right fork of Bad Daddy Canyon to just below crest- the whole canyon (except maybe the top 750') appears to have slid at some point during the big storm systems - but has about 1' of new snow on top; slide appears to have been a wet slide as debris is pretty smooth - slid all the way thru morrain at bottom (1/4 mile from the road); south facing gulleys appear to have slid or had roller/sluff debirs; north facing gulleys had some surface sluff, and some recent crowns visible (1' or so along the cliffs). Very top of the basin on the final steeper slope (last 750' or so) probably didn't slide as the coverage is deep everywhere.

Great hike, decent June-uary skiing- best between 11:30-1:30 on silky, dense slushy snow; wasn't hard to dodge derbis. Bring lots of sunscreen and don't go if cold or windy. the Left fork also looked very good.

Looks like hard-core ice climbers could climb PSOM and also right of Mustache wall. Scheelite chute has slid in the steep part recently. Tons of snow up there!

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