I observed only a few recent avalanches while driving and glassing the mountains around Gimlet, Hailey, and Triumph. The wind has obviously been at work moving snow from the north, forming large dunes along and near ridges. However, much of this wind-loading accumulated on a very thin or non-existent snowpack. I'd expect the picture to be much different in areas with better snow coverage before the storm.
I did not observe any obvious, active wind-loading while glassing upper elevation.
|D1||SS||N-Natural||A small avalanche near the mouth of Greenhorn above Golden Eagle subdivision. The slide likely occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday. Subsequent N wind has drifted in most of the crown.|
Near the headwaters of Deer Creek
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Near head of Greenhorn
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I viewed good portions of the mountains up Indian Creek, Deer Creek, E. Fork of the Bigwood, and around the Pioneers. I only saw generally west and south aspects of the Pioneers, which looked fairly dry and raked by the wind prior to the storm.