Light to moderate snow showers throughout the morning with minimal wind. Terrible visibility. Down at the truck, temperatures crept slowly upward and precip was more snain-like when I returned around noon. The sun was just starting to break through as I left the Pass.
Despite the poor viz, I noticed numerous wet debris piles throughout the valley. Notable locations: Shot 8, Bryant Peak Couloir, Chair Peak Apron, No Fog, Big Trees, Unicorn, Mushroom Couloir, Mushroom Cliffs.
I also was able to trigger a few Storm Slab/Wind Slab avalanches in the new snow on convexities on Draft Dodger Ridge. They failed fairly easily with ski cuts and in one case ran far enough to just start to entrain moist snow below.
Surprisingly, the new snow was not well bonded to the underlying snow surface, which was moist/wet. It failed easily in hand pits and on test slopes as mentioned above.
There was no overnight freeze anywhere I traveled today - boot pen roughly knee-deep and ski pen approaching a foot deep in many locations.
Digging on Draft Dodger around 4600 feet, I found the wetting front to be about 2 feet below the surface including roughly 17 inches of large wet grains. Below the wetting front, drier snow existed with older layers still visible. As is often the case, the depth and uniformity of wetting were inconsistent across the landscape.