A batch of high stratus in the mid morning, otherwise clear. Light, variable winds, generally blowing out of the west. Temperatures in the alpine stayed cool (estimated upper teens F), while down low they approached freezing, maybe upper 20s F (est).
S bowl of Peanut (pk 9631)
||Debris from two different slides in the Peanut, one was recentish (past week or two), the other much older. More recent debris had a wet character.||None|
Thin, faceted snowpack in the Pioneers, as expected. HS 40-60cm encountered down lower, with 20-80cm in the alpine. Most of the snowpack is faceted, pretty easy to push the ski pole to the ground in most places. Solar surfaces are going through a daily melt-freeze, but cold temperatures have helped to keep significant melting at bay for now. Grim.
No significant avalanche problems encountered. Mostly just worried about low-tide conditions and potential for trap doorClose