HS - 180 cm, in this sheltered area below the ridge on Lake Peak. Of note, the rain crust was not present at this location/elevation. There was an older crust at 115 cm above the ground. Photo shows ECTN, I was able to pound the top of the shovel with body weight and the column just collapsed below it. ECT was isolated to the crust at 115 cm above the ground.
1. Surface hoar at pit location.
2, Rime at 11,200' was not iced like I observed last week at lower elevations, this is more evidance that this elevation did not get rain.
3. Varied surfaces, drifts present on many aspects in the alpine. The south sides of some drifts were crusted while the north sides were not. Kind of reminded me of the old days at Hunter when the moguls had soft snow on one side and ice on the other!
Overall a moderate danger, I did not see anything alarming.