Broken skies in the morning quickly became overcast and obscured. Precip (graupel) started around 1130 with a noticeable drop in temperature. Snowfall continued through the day even while we left the field around 2pm. We did not encounter any rain. Snowlevel was at or just below Crystal Base (4400') around 1pm, and around 3500' by 2pm. Winds were only really noticeable on the ridgeling.
No avalanches were observed.
While consistent snow can be found above ~4000 ft, the snowpack at lower elevations is very thin and burned off on many steep sunny slopes. The snowpack significantly increases around 5400 where more than 2 ft (65-70cm) covers the ground. We consistently found 3 ft (85-95cm) above 6000 ft. While there were still plenty of exposed obstacles, the well-consolidated snowpack has generally covered the terrain well, with reasonably easy travel conditions above 5500 ft.
At mid and upper elevations, 6-8 in (15-20cm) of snow from Tuesday capped a stout but thin rain crust. This new storm snow had become moist and sticky during Thanksgiving Day's warm temperatures.
While we could easily find prominent interfaces at the base of the recent snow (11/22) and from a rain even in early November (11/4), the snowpack appeared to be very strong and well-settled. We did not encounter any buried weak snow during our travels.