DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/24/2015
AVALANCHES: None observed.
WEATHER: 100% cloud cover but sun was able to poke through. Calm. Breezy near Friends Hut.
SNOWPACK: SE Aspects: Did three different ski tests within 3 miles with same results: collapsing between 10 cm and 60cm. Found sun crusts throughout tour and ski pole could only 2.5 cm if lucky. Starting zones up to Pearl Pass Road have considerable bare ground showing. Just below the climb to the Friends Hut where skin track enters a clearing, observed cornices on SE ridgeline. All trail signs are visible.
NW aspects: 10 to 20cm of F snow on a crust.