Popcorn clouds and haze of varying heights with periods of sunshine. Calm to no wind experienced. Kinda warm out there.
No new avalanches were observed. Some rollerballing and other wet loose activity were observed as I exited the field around noon, but nothing I would yet call an avalanche.
The quick-hitting storm this week dropped about a foot of new snow at the Pass proper. The depth of snow over the MLK crust increased with elevation from about 15" to closer to 20". I topped out at the Divide today, so depths could be different in the true ATL. While the recent snow did have a few interstorm layers that were highlighted in small column and tilt tests, I did not find any of them overly concerning at the time. Of further interest was a layer ~13cm above the MLK crust at the base of the HST. I dug in two locations - Snow Lake Divide (N 4500') and Source Lake (SW 3700'). This layer failed in both locations CT+1 and consistently showed up mostly planar in tilt tests. At Snow Lake Divide, I found needle-like grains at this interface but I didn't notice anything too significant grain-wise at Source Lake. The thickness and rigidity of the crust varied slightly between locations, with a firmer ice lens on the top of it at the divide
While plenty of wind sculpting was evident on and near the Divide, I did not find any actual Wind Slabs in this location. On the drive home, it looked like there was some blowing snow off the top of McClellan Butte, and there were rollerballs and pinwheels starting to form on sunny slopes along the Alpental Road and i90.