The snow pack seems to have set up very well after the spring like temps we have had the past few weeks. I dug a pit on a north facing 27 degree slope at around 11,000'. I found 15 cm of soft dry snow on top of 115 cm of snow that varied between 1 finger and pencil hard. I performed two compression test and both times was unable to get the column to noticeably fail. With that said I was able to get the column to separate with a shovel shear afterwards and both times it was a clean separation at 85 to 90 cm.
Probe deep snow pack!
Not the best photo, but you can see the clean separation of the column and the one finger pokes.