Wrapped up 2013 with good friends and several crystal clear days among the always spectacular San Juan mountains. We experienced rather stable conditions for the San Juan's allowing for us to safely enjoy the alpine. It had been quite a while since the last major loading event and the snowpack was largely settled and generally nonreactive. While the snow structure remains poor in most areas with our lovely CO persistent slabs. Slides appeared to of become more and more difficult to trigger. All but southerly aspects below treeline seemed to mainly be made up of very weak faceted snow. Which will likely cause a problem during the next major snow event. But for now the SJ's were Good to Us.