I observed variable wind gusts from 15-30 at 4000-4500' which created massive snow drifts and affected the surface slab conditions. As I approached the lake the winds died and the snow was much more un-consolidated powder.
Time: 13:34 Elev:5102' Asp:225 Incl:4 HS:184
Sky: SCT Precip:NO. Wind: L Var PF/PS:65/30
Depth Type Size Moisture
184 PP 1.5 N/O
F PP 1-1.5 N/O
4F DF? 1 N/O
1F RG .5 N/O
K MF .5-1 N/O
P RG .5-1 N/O
Open area with trees for wind cover, the crust from 11/25 (I suspect) was still there and knife hard.
Even attempting to pull the layers apart showed signs of upper layers consolidation to the MFcr.