Traveled to avoid avvy terrain today. Lots of dry snow on top of the notable 3/25 crust. Calm winds, scattered sun breaks and snow showers. Lots of cornices on the usual east-facing/leeward slopes. Sun breaks were quite warm during mid day and the snow surface got noticeably heavier. Dug a quick pit on an east facing slope @1300 and did quick and dirty CT and ECT tests on just the snow above the 3/25 crust but did not get any propagation. Initiation was limited to the area under the shovel.
Looked like winter with all the snow plastered to the trees, the warm sun felt like spring.