Usual route past yurts, up skin track to top of commonly skied bowl.
Overcast skies. 31F, winds light 2-5 mph
7cm New snow. Localized wind stiffened areas. Cornices have gained mass. Surface melt-freeze crust noticeable until 2000'. Fabulous shredding up top for humans & canine.
320cm depth. From a West aspect @ treeline around 2600' on a 20 degree slope a test pit was dug. ETCn-no results for top 120cm. 50cm snow from latest storm on a stout 2cm melt-freeze crust. Shovel shear with hard force gave at 260cm