Beautiful sunny morning. Temps were chilly at the car, but we quickly climbed out of them and it was warm at upper elevations in the sunshine. On the drive home, noticed the incoming high clouds, but they never reached Snoqualmie Pass during our time out today. We were out of the field by 12:30.
Plenty of evidence of recent wet avalanches with debris, rollerballs, and other types of frozen chunder throughout the valley. We witnessed one very small chunk of snow break off some cliffs close to us on our ascent. It wasn't concerning but showed that the sun was doing its work.
The snow surface is generally strong on all aspects traveled. Never got onto a shady northerly slope, but looking down at one from the col, it looked like there was some chalky snow in the shadiest of areas before transitioning to breakable crust/firmer surfaces. On slopes that see direct sunshine, the snow softened nicely and we were able to get some fun turns in on our descent. Variable is still the name of the game but there are far more firm surfaces than not out there. Should make a good sliding surface for the incoming new snow.