Observation Date: 02/14/2019
We crossed Bass Creek and ascended the eastern flanks of Crown Point (pt 8411 which sits in between Bass and Kootenai) We skied down through the burn into Brooks creek, and then up and out as the weather moved in.
Clear and calm in the morning, with a light wind out of the East. Around 2 pm the winds picked up, pivoting between SE, S, & SW at a good 15-20 mph which was accompanied by heavy snowfall. It was snowing fat heavy flakes all the way down to the Bass Creek lot as we exited.
New Snow: 6-12″
The only red flags we observed/heard were a couple of collapses between 6,000 – 6,800 ft. We also noted a slight rain crust on all slopes below 6800 ft, and significantly denser snow below the crust at or below this elevation as well. We dug a pit at ~ 7,600 ft, E facing to evaluate the new snow from the past couple weeks and found it all to be bonding well. We got a couple ECT-N’s, down 15 and 20 cm- likely from the interfaces of the past couple of storms- but no propagations whatsoever.
Observer: Ned Gall