After a brief return to winter last weekend, we have settled back into a spring-like weather pattern. Recent field observations have indicated that the new snow from last Saturday has been bonding fairly well to the old snow surface. Isolated areas of unstable snow may exist throughout the range, particularly in the southern part of the forecast area. However, significant avalanche activity will be unlikely today. Variable and firm surface conditions and overall thin coverage remain the greatest hazards. A fall could be hard to self-arrest in many areas, and exposed rocks and other obstacles may increase the consequence of a fall. Continue to practice safe travel techniques and bring the proper equipment for your objective. Most importantly, be flexible and move to less consequential terrain if the challenging conditions don’t match up with your group’s equipment or ability level.