Spent the weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) out at Bass Lake. Toured on North and East facing slopes. On the tour in, we observed a couple old avelanche crowns on high N aspects, must have been a couple days old at least.
North facing slopes were dry and had good snow Friday and Saturday. Performed a CT on a NE slope around 7500 7feet and got 3 sudden collapses, all very planar (12" 24" and 36"). We scaled back objectives, and stuck to low angle slopes all weekend. Saturday, on E facing aspects, snow was very soft, heavy, and wet even without the sun out. Toured up to 8200 ft on E slopes, found wind slabs starting around 7900, but not reactive, no cracking or wumpfing. Saturday night it snowed 3-5 inches, with significant gusts. Sunday it was very windy all day, and significant snow movement was taking place, with deposits on the North/NE aspects. Toured up to N/NE aspects to 8000, and found significant wind deposits. The wind out at the lake was significant, up to 40mph, and snow was being moved.