Clear skies, cold temperatures, light winds. Moderate temperature inversion was evident in the morning.
I spent some time glassing and did not observe any new avalanches. I did find a small, steep road cut that had avalanched naturally during the past week's storms. It appeared to have failed on mid-storm interface.
I dug two pits and did lots of pole-probing and hand-pitting, trying to get a better handle on how the interface at the top of the older snow is behaving. As I wrapped from E to NE to N this interface looked worse, with better-developed facets and less moisture in the snow. This layer produced variable snowpack test scores, with lots of ECTNs in the teens. However, a few propagating ECTs (ECTP 11 and 15) are all I need to continue tip-toeing around steep slopes holding this snow. There is also an interface in the upper snowpack (down 20-25cm) that produced some easy breaks and moderately clean shears (likely formed 11/6 and buried that evening). There isn't enough of a slab on this for it to be a widespread problem, and I'd expect this interface to heal relatively quickly.