Releases off of trees entrained what looks to have been a very saturated layer of snow at the top of the snowpack.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Snowpack depth under tree cover non-existent, to 25cm.
Snowpack in the open stayed minimal outside of wind loaded pockets until 5800' to 6000'. I attempted to determine snowpack depth but without a probe, gave up when two poles end to end didn't reach the ground, 200cm
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Saw abundant chunder from the previous rain cycle
Observed Avalanche Problem #2:
Hand pits intermittently had resistive planar results in wind loaded pockets, soft slabs about 5-10cm thick.