Rode Buck today, found a substantial ice crust at all elevations and aspects just under last nights 2-4” of snow. Must have rained a little? 1/8-1/4” thick in places, was quite surprised. Found some decent pockets of snow but overall quite variable conditions and not great riding compared to how it’s been the last few weeks.
2’ Deep facets at the ground are beginning to round and become more cohesive. Another weak layer below the ice crust 8-10” from surface seemed quite reactive in quick hand pits but could not trigger it riding and saw no natural releases. Both the two near surface weak layers could be problematic with a slab on them. Something to keep an eye on moving forward.