We did Mercer via Elk/Thurston ridge today. Freezing level was around 1000m in the morning, but not much snow until after the cairned bump. Even then, not much under tree cover. About 15cm of new fluffy powder on Mercer. The old heavy snow underneath from last weekend was mostly supportive. Had the snowshoes with me, but never put them on. Probably could have for the last 100m up to Mercer, but decided to tough it out instead of letting my hands get cold putting them on. Very cold and windy on Mercer, even light snow falling.