Weak snowpack without a slab yet. Will be problematic once loaded.
Calm day with low clouds slowly passing through, snowing goose down fluff at rates up to S1. ~10cm accumulated from previous day (11/27), with another 6-8cm on 11/28. A touch of direct sun in places as the sun was setting.
Intentionally triggered a D1 sluff in steep terrain, very small natural dry loose slides were occurring frequently, both involved new snow running on stiff, old snow underneath.
Snowpack was considerably thinner than what I observed deeper in the range on 11/17/19 (towards the back of Redfish Lake Creek). Average HS of 30-60cm (see photo). Travel was challenging. Snowpack in sheltered, shady middle elevation terrain was intensely faceted, with 15-20cm of 3-5mm depth hoar below 15-20cm of 2-3mm solid facets. A 3-5mm crust (accompanied by facets above and below) sat on top of this. Upper elevation snowpack was highly variable, due to topography and influence of wind. .