Observation Date: 02/10/2020
Lost Horse Creek, Bitterroot Range.
Sun was in and out of the clouds all day. At one point we were basking in the sun and it was snowing. About as good as it gets.
Light. Little to no active transport. Some of the cornices have gotten large near ridgetops above east-facing slopes.
New Snow: 3-6″
We saw a few small pockets that had released during the storm on steep, wind-loaded slopes. There were also a handfull of small sluffs in really steep terrain. A chunk of cornice the size of a car had broken off in the past few days and bounced down a steep slope without triggering an avalanche.
Stability is good in Lost Horse. Riding is great. I would still be wary of steep wind-loaded terrain.
Observer: Andrew Schauer