Took advantage of the good stability and clear skies to climb Stanton Mountain in the McDonald Valley both yesterday and today, Feb 12th and 13th. Toured the standard route up the southwest ridge from the Trout Lake Trail. Skied the lookers left avalanche path both days.
We Obsered a Persistent Slab avalanche on the west face of Heavens Peak that likely failed within the vicinity of February 8th. I have attached two photos with diffently lighting from both of our days. The darker photo actually shows the avalanche bed surface a lot better despite flat lighting. We also observed what looked to possibly be a wind slab failure on Rogers Peak directly across the Camas Valley. We were not exactly sure if this was just a wind texure or an avalanche crown.
Monday was cold and sunny with almost no wind. Tuesday was not sunny. It was clear however and there were high clouds all day. The wind was relatively light despite the forecast for severe gust in the flathead.
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