Typical spring weather ranger from infrequent blue patches to intense graupel, obscured skies, and S1 snow at times. Wind generally calm but occasionally light, variable.
Snowline for old snow is about 2000ft. Overnight snow began at about 2500ft, and totaled just about a foot, +/-2" at 4000ft+
While traveling around the greater Bearpaw environs we found a minimally wind-affected storm snow layer, Hand tests and small pits. didn't get consistent results beneath or within the storm layer. On aspects aside from north, beneath this new snow layer was a 3/31 crust. Northerlies did not have an underlying crust, but rather a 1F layer. In some locations the 3/31 crust appeared slick, but I still generally was surprised about the bond. In some locations the underlying layer was slick, while in others it was irregular and rough.
Wind slabs and loaded pockets were easily visible along ridgelines, and we avoided those locations.