LOCATION: Mt. Owen
WEATHER: Clear sky and warming temps. Westerly winds at ridgeline were light to moderate with some stronger gusts
SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: Recent colder weather and good freezes had sunny slopes locked up. Above treeline those sunny slopes seemed slow to soften with the steady winds. A northeast aspect above treeline had a couple inches new snow that sloughed down the to old but dry snow interface. Around 1:30pm, an east facing aspect was skiing like 4″ of warm/hot pow.