Toured into Angell Basin today to gain baseline information on how the upper snowpack has changed with recent warm temperatures. Found three noticeable crusts within the top 100cm's - one below recent storm snow at 5cm's, a very thick series of ice crusts at 18-26cm's, and a third less obvious crust at 46cm's. The upper crust was only breakable in isolated areas and supported the weight of a skier with or without skis on. Snow below the second (largest) crust was very well consolidated. Surface hoar up to 2mm has formed in sheltered, north facing areas.