Today I traveled up the Henry Creek drainage and found a mixed bag of surface conditions. Lower elevations consisted of firm melt/freeze surfaces. Shaded mid- elevation areas held some colder, recrystallizing snow and areas of well-developed surface hoar sitting on top of a stout crust. Upper elevations consisted of firm, un-reactive pockets of wind drifted snow or slide for life icy surfaces. Overall shaded aspects at both mid and upper elevations hosted the softest turns, but also some of the weakest snow sitting on a crust, which will be worth watching as we start getting more precipitation again.