Numerous small wet loose avalanches on steep road banks below 4,600ft.
Found the Jan 4th surface hoar intact, dry, and producing propagating test results. See profile.
At 5,500ft found a mostly moist snowpack. A semi-supportive P+ hard crust capped the surface and the upper 5cm had transformed to melt forms.
At 6,400ft, the surface crust was similar, though all snow below was dry.
Profile- Mission Peak, 6758ft, NNE
HS 177cm, Boot Pen 20cm
1-4cm: P hard, MF crust
38-57cm: 1F+ hard
57-59cm: F hard, Surface hoar, 10-15mm, Jan 4th
59-76cm: P hard
76-79cm: 1F hard, Rounding facets, 0.5-1.0mm
79-83cm: K-P+ hard, MF crust, Xmas crust
Tilt Test- moderate, planar ↓17cm, ECTN11 ↓17cm
ECTP21 ↓57cm on SH
DTTN ↓76cm on Xmas crust (deep tap no results)