Snowing on and off throughout the day: S-1 to S1
Moderate to Strong winds
Observed blowing snow BTL, NTL, ATL
The snowpack is thin up to 5600ft and presented challenging travel conditions. Travel became unmanageable after losing the summer trail at 4700ft.
2600ft-3000ft - 5cm of snow, with the occasional bare ground beneath thick tree cover
3000ft-4000ft - consistent 10-15cm of snow with a melt-freeze crust on the surface.
4000ft-4700ft - 30cm of snow with deeper wind drifts in places. In sheltered areas, 5cm of storm snow is sitting on a melt-freeze crust from 12/7
HS @4700ft - 32cm