Climbed to 10600' on the NE shoulder of Red Mtn today. Driving up, saw the huge crown on Nevahbe Ridge. Air temps were cold today but almost full sun and no wind made walking around very nice. The new snow from a week ago has stayed pretty dry, even down below 8000'. Didn't dig today, but got the probe out at 10400' on NNE aspect. Bottomed out my probe trying to hit the ground - so 250cm+. I felt one upside-down density change in the upper snowpack, then the PWL at 160cm. No surface instabilities experienced. Surface conditions were a mixed bag of lightly wind-affected snow that skied very well and some patches of firm windboard. N aspects held very cold and dry snow and patches of powder even below 8000'. Down by the parking lot there was a Styrofoam-like MF crust on top of facets. I guess things have been really cold and dried out a lot the last few days.
beta photo - Rock Creek