Today we ventured up Mt. Olsen from the Virginia Lakes Road. We decided to travel on a more northerly aspect to see how the increasing temperatures today would affect the snowpack. 1-4” of light and dry snow sat on a supportive crust through most of the tour. The snow was cold and dry in the morning but quickly transitioned through the day to warm and wet. Air temperatures rose to the mid 40’s, the winds were light, and overall the solar radiation felt intense. Looking around at the surrounding peaks we did not see any signs of loose wet activity. We stomped on some pockets of wind-affected snow and did not get any results.