Winter to Spring
There was 4" of new snow today with temps ranging from low to high 20's, calm winds and light snowfall.
The melt/freeze crust from last week is now covered with anywhere from 2" (below treeline) to 16" in windloaded areas (above treeline).
I did some snow pack tests on a windloaded NE slope @ 7300'. The top 4" showed planar results, but I got no other results lower down in the new snow. The top 4" was 4F hardness over F snow and then gradually increased in density down to the crust where it was bonding well.
Cornice drops on North aspects and ski cuts on East aspects yielded no results.
With more snow and West winds forecasted for Friday, I will continue to be looking out for WINDSLABS on N-E @ and Above Treeline and CORNICES.
Saturday will be the first big warm up after all this new snow. Watch out then for Loose Wet and Wet Slabs, especially on sunny slopes.