Spring riding in lost Johnny

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Lost Johnny Drainage, Swan Mtns
Region: 
Swan Range - East Side (Hungry Horse Reservoir access)
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:00
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Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity

Observation made by: Public
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had an awesome spring day in the mountains.  Saw a lot of recent avalanche activity from the wet heavy layers in the snow from the past week.  There was about a foot of fresh snow, it was indeed quite heavy.  Lots of roller balls and wet loose slides that had occurred within the past 48 hours.  Cornices wet massive on the ridge line.  The temps cooled throughout the day and we were able to ride until 6:00 with the days being longer!!:):) Sun came out on our way out and made for a beautiful view of the valley! 

Most everything we usually see activity on had already slid naturally in the past 48 hours. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
More detailed information about the weather: 

The weather was classic Montana spring weather.  Started out warm and gusty totally socked in, as the day went on the temp cooled and the sporadic rain drizzles turned to snow, wind became consistent, and the ceiling lifted with sucker holes of sunshine but mostly full cloud cover.  Temps cooled as the day went on.   

Activity: 
Snowbiking
Precip Rate: 
S -1; very light snowfall, trace to 0.5cm/hour
High Temp. (C): 
43
Low Temp. (C): 
36