A beautiful day in the mountains. Winds were barely if every noticeable, even on ridgelines. Skies were mostly sunny with a bit of increasing clouds around 2-3pm.
Small loose wet slides were observed off of Second Peak, Gunsight Buttress, and Third Peak. All were D1-1.5.
One older slab avalanche was observed in Second Bowl near the Digit. I didn't see this slide on Monday when I traveled in a nearby area. The debris appeared to have several inches of snow on it.
Shaded: Typically around 18-20 inches (45-50cm) of soft right-side-up storm snow was found over the 3/31 interface (a subtle crust). While tilt test till highlighted interstorm layers, they did not show the ability to fail and produce avalanches in any other tests (compression, small slope, uptrack, etc.). The upper snowpack appeared strong and well bonded consisting mostly of rounded grains. No obvious weak layers were found.
Sunny: About 12-18 inches (30-45cm) of recent snow was found over the much more prominent 3/31 crust. The surface consisted of a few inches (5-8cm) of heavy wetter snow or a thin (1-2 in/ 3-5cm) crust. Below the surface, the snow was still very dry, even at lower elevations (4500ft). The 3/31 interface appeared generally strong and well bonded.
Wind affected: While we could find a few wind-loaded pockets, we could not get them to crack or fail.