Surface hoar is growing at all elevations ranging from 1 cm at lower elevation to 3 mm in upper elevations. Along ridgelines the surface hoar has been knocked over by wind and the skin track utilized yesterday, along with several tracks dropping off the ridgeline, have noticeably drifted in with wind transported snow. A breakable wind slab a few inches thick can be found in leeward areas above 3000'. These slabs are loosing strength with the faceting occurring from cold temperatures. Northerly aspects look to have been loaded with recent winds, with small cornicing, and scouring near ridgelines on southerly aspects.
The snow from the Jan. 26 storm has settled a lot, as evidence by settlement cones up to a foot high in places. While the snow has settled, it is also faceting out, and sluffing is quite prevalent in steep areas.