Observation Date: 12/18/2020
Hiked west of lolo pass along the crooked fork road then along ridge from south to north.
34 F. Mostly cloudy with a 5-10mph wind out of the west. No snow falling
Evidence of wind transport was evident by flagging on ridge trees and deposition zones on the lee ward sides (East aspects). None visibly occurring during travel.
New Snow: 6-12″
Did not witness avalanche activity. While hiking along the ridge I heard several whoompfs and saw a couple of shooting cracks. Dug a pit just off the ridge 25 degree SE facing slope, about straight up from the comms shack/antennae on the road (6,200 feet). ECTP 22 propagated across the entire column (110cm deep) at 75cm in facets on a Q1 crust layer.
Observer: Cory Beattie