It was a pleasantly mild and sunny day. Although we did experience some moderate and gusty ridgetop winds, most snow surfaces were already heavily impacted by previous winds, and there was little snow left for transport.
We did notice one older slab avalanche that likely ran during the MLK storm. Unfortunately, we could not access the crown. Leaving the interface unknown, but we suspect the 1/4 SH.
All snow surfaces were soft, with wet snow surfaces at lower elevations and solar slopes and soft wind-affected surfaces at upper elevations. Wind effect was present even in sheltered and forested areas.
HS at 4700ft= 90cm
HS at 6200ft= 180cm
We dug a pit at 6700ft on a NW aspect and found an HS of 190cm with approximately 15cm of snow overlaying the MLK crust (3cm thick in this location). We identified some weaker snow on top of this crust, but it was unreactive in stability tests. The 1/4 surface hoar layer is present and buried below the MLK crust around 60cm deep. These surface hoar grains are rounding, and we received no results in stability tests, and the layer was resistant to pulling off the column. We did note a recent storm interface, around 10cm deep, with moderate tilt test results.