Spring-like on solar aspects, midday, not so much in the shade despite high temp in mid 40's NTL
No new observed . . .
Highly variable snow surfaces by aspect and elevations and sometimes even across the same slope.
Southerly aspects have a homogenous surface crust to +30cm deep that consists of all snowfall and rain affected snow condensed into a single layer. Softened nicely on south aspects ATL+NTL from 11:00 > 14:00 depending on micro aspect.
The remaining observed terrain had patchy drifts of 1.0mm FCsf (more uniform surface layer in wind sheltered terrain). Below is a crust-facet sandwich with upper crust varying from 1cm thick, soft and breakable to 10cm thick Ice hardness crust. Between this and lower stout, supportable crust is a layer of small FC's - in places looking like faceting MFpc. FC layer varies greatly in thickness and other attributes but is found nearly everywhere not affected by strong solar input.
Remaining snowpack is strong and well bonded, etc . . .