Went up Bishop Creek this morning to dig a pit at a higher elevation to compare against yesterday's observation. Plows had not come through for the day and parking options were limited. I saw the county plows heading towards Habeggers in the afternoon.
I chose a ridgeline above the campground far from any potential runouts. Nearly maxed out my 300cm probe and found a HS of 280 cm. I dug for about an hour to a depth of 180 cm. I found a very firm (rain?) crust at 91 cm and is clearly visible in attached photo. See attached profile.
Compression tests resulted on graupel layers in the new storm snow. Shovel shear test failed on 91 cm crust layer with moderate force.
Significant wind transport and cold temperatures throughout the day.