Since Jan 13th, the Wallowas have seen minimal snow accumulation but have seen the affects wind and sun. On Jan 21st we received about an inch of new snow (2cm) throughout the Southern Wallowas, followed by strong winds from the NW today. We got moderate failures in the top 6 inches (25 cm) of the snowpack during our compression tests, but did not see propagation in our ECT near 7,000. Overall, we have been feeling good about the snowpack’s stability, keeping in mind the surface problems: Wet Loose on South Aspects and isolated Wind Slab potential, especially in the alpine. Snow surface in the alpine varies from boiler plate to crust to softer wind deposit.