Route & General Observations
Skinned up center ridge of fresno through about 6″ of fresh soft snow.
Stopped at 3250 ft and dug a pit on a 25 degree slope, temp was 23 degrees.
48″ of snow pack with again 6″ of fresh soft snow.
I did a single column test which caused the MLK layer to fail on the first hit from the shoulder.
I saw two very small slides on the opposite side of the valley from us.
watch for rocks on wind affected shallow slopes.
Only the MLK day layer
flat light through the morning
got better in the early afternoon
soft top 6" layer
hard set up after 6" down