4000-5000’. 0-1 inches
5000-6000’ 1-12 inches
6000-7000’ 12-24 inches
7000-8000’ 24-48 inches
We traveled primarily on south aspects. Snow was supportive for travel at all elevations. We noticed old crowns from the solstice storm on ne aspects likely failing on the weak faceted snow from early December.
Nearing the ridge at 8500’ on a more easterly aspect, we experienced collapses due to the less developed rain crust. Looking into the northern aspect, we could see old blocks of snow from cornice breaks.
Sun warming on the rocks had caused some minor loose snow sloughs (see attached photo).
We traveled as if considerable hazard and completely avoided avalanche terrain.