The snowpack is generally quite solid, except for the interface under the storm snow that has accumulated during the previous 72 hours. I didn't find this layer as prominent today at 8200' as I did two days ago at 9000', but it is still there, I'm going to call it a NSF buried 20cm. ECTN1@155cm, ECTN20@130cm, ECTN30@112cm. HS175cm. Also noticed some shallow cracking on a few wind drifted east facing aspects.
Confidence in Rating:
Use caution on wind loaded slopes that could break at the bottom of the storm snow layer or within the drifted snow slab. Steep slopes can still pose a problem considering the addition of extra weight coming during the next 24 hours.
Light , W
We are in a storm pattern with a warming trend. Light snow and a little wind today with 8 inches plus of snow available for transport.