Lots of sunshine today, with occasional cloud cover to give some solar relief. Calm to light winds.
Today was a much warmer and sunnier day than the previous 5 days. I observed a number of small, wet loose avalanches occurring naturally on steep, solar slopes. Below about 8,000', temps were warmer enough to cause some ambient melting of the snow, even on shady slopes. Snow is still cold and dry above this level on shaded slopes. There is a lot of dry, un-transitioned snow to be found in the mountains. The approaching heatwave is sure to cause widespread wet snow avalanche problems in a snowpack that looks like this.
Wind slabs that built in the previous 36 hours were present, but well-bonded to the surfaces I found them on. I was comfortable in most avalanche terrain without wet snow issues today.