Mostly sunny with a few dark and ominous clouds making their way into the area throughout the day. Above Pan point, it was much windier than down below. Temperatures were warm.
Plenty of evidence of recent avalanches but didn't see any new ones during our time out. Did see some wind transporting snow at higher elevations on the mountain.
The upper snowpack consists of multiple crusts, melt forms, and rounded grains with no identifiable layers of concern. Snow was more wind-pressed at upper elevations and more springlike diurnal at lower elevations. It didn't take long until firm surfaces transitioned to a few inches of softened melt forms over a thicker crust. Significant runnels/rills are present everywhere below ~7000 feet.