The persistent slab problem continues to be the focus of our attention and discussion. When will we drop the hazard surrounding this issue to low? We have had some avalanche events in the past week that are unusual for us in the Sierra, the most recent being 3 natural slides just 3 days ago that we don’t know a lot about. What we do know is that a weak snowpack structure can be found in many areas throughout the forecast zone. While mid-pack concerns such as buried surface hoar and mid-pack facets seem to be stabilizing, the lower snowpack, particularly in shallow areas outside of Mammoth, remains concerning. We need more time for greater confidence.