Public Observation - Running Rabbit traverse, southern GNP

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Running Rabbit traverse, southern GNP
Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - John F. Stevens Canyon
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/21/2016 - 12:00
Location Map: 

Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

Found the unexpected, minimal wind effect from the previous days storm.  Mixed conditions, so you will have to poke around.  We found mostly softsnow, with good to great ski quality.  Everything were you would expect ot find it underneath the surface, sun crust, rain crust.....   Above 6000' the rain crust disipated, but there was a pretty good 4 finger layer supporting up to 40 cms of soft snow, overlying facets/SH on top another 4 finger layer.  One skier triggered slide on a convex rollover, east aspect, 7100', east aspect, taking the top 40, including the first density layer change on top of the facets/SH.  40cm crown, 80' in width and ran about 100'.

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Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

Have fun out there.  Great resource for weather obs in the souther Glacier Park/John F. Stevens Canyon area.  Download the kmz file and drop into GOOGLE Earth and you can point an click for updated wether obs at specific automated weather stations.

Oh yeah, fair warning the bushes in the lower elevation of the Middle Fork Corridor are hedonistic;) if you enjoy such things.

Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light (Twigs in motion)
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Partly couldy skies saved the south through west aspects at higher elevation.  Lower elevations were seeing solar affects, moist snow, while shaded and northerly aspect remained unaffected.  Clouds with the associated front moving in by 7pm.

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