Recent very warm temps have created a supportable to semi-supportable crust on all aspects in the mid-elevation terrain I traveled through. The snowpack below the crust remains fairly strong. Many solar aspects are nearly burned off or have patchy coverage at best.
Overcast, fairly warm.
Found a fairly strong snowpack (for early season) with supportable to semi-supportable crusts near the surface. Depths ranged from patchy coverage on solar to 50cm on shady slopes. Snowpack beneath the crust is relatively strong. Whatever early-season weak layers we may get will likely be above the surface crust.
Curious about the extent of these crusts and strength of underlying snowpack at higher elevations/in alpine (>10k?).