Route & General Observations
Horsetail Falls trail to Whittier Glacier.
A handful of glide cracks seen in steep (mostly easterly) terrain looking toward Carpathian.
37 degrees at sea level. High 20's at 2500'. Calm winds and high clouds. Light was pretty flat most of the day. No precip.
4-6" wet snow on crust below 1500'. Snow dries out around 2,000' where we found 6-10" of soft snow on a supportable pencil hard slab.
Dug a quick pit at 2500' to look for MLK buried surface hoar in top meter. Wasn't confident I'd find it given the big precip numbers since 1/21. Bear Valley RWIS reporting over 10" of water since MLK Jr Day (1/21).
6-10" settled pow on a P - 1F slab. No obvious concerns in top meter of snowpack.