It was a cold day for the end of March with moderate gusty winds. The previous wind effect was widespread, and there isn't much snow left for transport, with many areas scoured down to crusts or holding wind-packed snow. We did get a few short but intense graupel showers throughout the day.
D1 wind slab; A small, shallow pocket pulled out while skiing a confined feature without much propagation.
The snowpack in the Wenatchee Mountains is deep compared to an average season, and consistent coverage exists down to the trailhead at 4600ft. However, steep southern slopes are beginning to show bare dirt in some locations.
Conditions were variable throughout the terrain we traveled and aspect dependent. Northern, sheltered locations held soft snow down to around 5000ft, while southern slopes have a breakable crust on the surface. At upper elevations, wind-affected surfaces are widespread, with drifts up to 10 inches deep and scoured windward slopes.
A snow profile at 6000ft on a northern aspect showed a cold, layered winter snowpack. The most recent storm interface from 3/20-3/21 is weak, with a mix of small surface hoar and precipitation particles. This interface is down 18cm and failed easily in tilt tests but produced no results on test slopes. I found what I believe to be the Valentine's interface down about 50cm. In this location, it presented as slightly weaker (4F+) snow with no melt-freeze crust. The MLK crust is down around 90cm as a thin ice lense, and below that is the 1/4 surface hoar layer down about 100cm. Stability tests did not produce any results on these deeper layers.