Clear, calm, and inverted.
We observed several small wind slabs that appeared to be somewhat fresh, likely from Sunday's new snow+wind. We observed extensive cracking from around 12/1 (date estimated) on just about every slope that was steeper than about 25. We did not look into any bigger, steeper pieces of terrain but suspect you would have found similar cracking and natural avalanche activity.
HS=60-65cm, 11/27 interface is down 40-45 cm. On lower elevation slopes that weren't wind affected the snow overlying 11/27 wasn't much of a slab, the densest section was 4F-. Here, the slab was too weak to propagate fractures. As we climbed into more wind-exposed terrain we immediately began experiencing widespread collapsing, it didn't take much. We dug on a slope that had seen just a bit of wind stiffening (N at 7,600'), where HS =65cm. Snowpack tests returned ECTP2 and ECTP1 on the 11/27 interface, which presented as a layer of 10-15mm, standing, moderately intergrown SH flakes sitting on top of some very weak, advanced facets (2-2.5mm). The SH was integrating into the slab above
Surface: the snow surface has faceted significantly. In addition, we observed a widespread layer of standing SH everywhere that we traveled. Crystals were starting to lay down on westerly aspects, I suspect the sun has knocked them down a bit more on direct solars but this was not directly observed.
Layer Depth/Date: down 40-45cm
Weak Layer(s): Nov 27, 2022 (FC)