Highly Variable conditions based on elevation and aspect; surface crust thickness, new snow amounts, wind loading, etc. Dug 2 pits around 5200’ on NW and SW aspects. Both showed no wind loading, no reactivity within old layers. Both showed a 2-3cm crust with about 20cm of faulty wet and dense beneath that. Xmas crust buried about 70cm, 1/1 buried about 20cm. There were some stability test results on a storm snow interface about 10cm from the surface.
We did see wind loading in very isolated places; at 5300’ on S-SW aspects, had built about 8cm WS at its deepest. Below ridge line we saw no wind loading or snow transport.