It was a very mild, humid, and overcast day at Blewett Pass and even the westerly winds were warm. The warm temperatures created wet surface snow which likely prevented wind transport despite moderate to strong ridgeline winds.
The thin snowpack kept me traveling on forest roads from 3900-4700ft. Only a few inches of snow existed at the trailhead, but it was just enough for traveling on skis. Any slopes off of the road would have been extremely challenging to navigate.
HS @ 3900: 5"
HS @ 4700: 10"
The base of the snowpack consisted of moist, rounding facets that could easily be compressed into a snowball. A thin melt-freeze crust overlayed these mid-November facets with the recent (11/22) storm snow on top. The surface snow was a mix of wet, decomposing fragments and rounds.