From an email, "Signs of instability were impossible to miss in Bacon Rind today. Lower elevations with thick trees produced localized collapsing under our skis. At higher elevations, and in open meadows, collapsing and whumpfing communicated across whole slopes, shook snow off trees, and sent birds flying.
The SE -> E facing meadows near ridgeline (~8900 ft) had 18-24" of snow. The early Nov crust that's plagued the Big Sky area was either entirely absent or decomposed to the point of falling apart when touched. Nothing but a facet farm with new snow."
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