May 14, 2022
May 16, 2022
Zone or Region:
Mt St Helens Worm Flows Route
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Heavy rain Friday night and Saturday morning led to cornice failures on some E and SE aspects around 5700'.
Heavy rain with temps in the 30's, winds 20-30 MPH, and dense fog above 5700' prevented any climbers from visiting altitudes above 5700'. The snow below 5700' was soft and rain saturated and boots easy sank 6-12" on untracked snow. With the winds and heavy precip, the best guess was that there was a lot of new snow on the higher parts of the mountain, but conditions there were too hazardous.