Willow Heights, West Monitor, Solitude
Elevations, slope angles and aspects
7800-10200', angles over 35°, all aspects
I found about a foot of dense, settled new snow at upper elevations.Ski penetration 2", boot penetration 8".
No cracking or collapsing.
Observed natural avalanche activity was from wind drifting on lee aspects.
Two slides on nne facing in South Monitor,
one, more recent in West Monitor.
Partly cloudy skies with lingering convection. Wind was from the northwest, less than 15 mph.Moderate temperatures.
Stout bridging of new snow over old layering. Good settlement.
Localized lingering instability from wind drifting.
Potential wet activity with warming.