Excelsior Peak (1900' - 5700' - on snow obs all aspects at 5000-5700')
Signs of Unstable Snow
a few cm of wind drifted new snow over 12/2 MFcr this area, many areas 12/2 rain crust is exposed at surface
No inputs - cloudy with some sun breaks PM - calm
No avalanche obs
50-100cm at 5500' (varying w/ exposure to wind) - could have used a pick axe to dig pit - 30cm hard, boot supportable, well frozen K Mfcr over P harndess ,moist melt forms to the ground. Snow cover on Baker above 7000' is impressive with glacial snow surfaces looking smooth and uniform and a majority of cracks filled in.