Ripped my pants and then met Susie, Le Anne and Joe at exit 42 unexpectedly. Motored on up the Bandera Ridge which was had lots of hard snow. Unfortunately the top was then to no crust so it took awhile to cross. Waited for Susie & LeAnne who had come up the trail and avalanche shoot. About a foot less snow than last week but I could still see my track marks which had risen 6 inchrles above the snow. Snow level about 500ft now above the old trail turnoff.