A relatively thin snowpack was observed, markedly similar to that seen earlier in the day at the site of the remotely-triggered avalanche near Galena Summit. Based on pattern of avalanche activity and direct observations it seems that the drainages at the headwaters of the Salmon are behaving more like many places in the Galena Summit and Eastern Mtns Zone.
Flurries of snow in early afternoon, cloud cover decreasing into sunset.
Snow depth up to 1m observed, with obvious weak snow near the ground easily detectable with pole probing. Experienced two very large, rumbling collapses in wind-loaded middle elevation terrain, extending for hundreds of feet away from triggering location.