Honking winds, precip rates of S2-3 observed. Then, I experienced frontal passage. The winds eased and the skies opened a bit and temps started dropping (around 1700). Tough to get a great sense of HST due to the wind, maybe 25-30 dense cm?
I observed crowns of two relatively small slides (D1.5 estimated, I could only see crowns). These failed on N-facing slopes as stiff, 20-30cm wind slabs.
Mostly just moving through terrain and taking it all in. Winds were cranking, tons of snow moving and being redeposited, good clean fun. A hit of rain had fallen to at least 7,500 in the middle of the storm, there were a bunch of roller balls and some added moisture in the snow here. Above this the snow was quite dense, and skied like the finest of Philadelphia cream cheese. I had decent visibility into both of the large bowls on the W side of Galena peak and I could not see any large avalanches.