Public Observation - Northern Swan Update

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Spider Bowl Area, Swan Range
Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access)
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:27

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Dug a hand pit, found about 40+ cm sitting on top of the wafer thin rain crust, followed by another 30-40 cm sitting on the october snow. Moderate to hard force failed on that october layer, but with poor shear quality. Western aspect, elevation of about 6k. no other signs of instability, though we skied sheltered aspects. Dry, loose snow sloughing on steep north and western aspects.