It was a warm day with light rain on and off during the morning. Low clouds and some valley fog prevented any good visuals of the surrounding peaks. Winds were mostly light and variable with some moderate gusts down in this sheltered valley.
A thick (.5-1") supportable freezing rain/sleet crust exists on the surface in most lower-elevation locations. Sticking to low-angle terrain and light turns kept me from breaking through this crust for the most part. However, it was not supportable for walking around in boots. Natural long shooting cracks were visible on many steep terrain features and convexities, now preserved in ice from the freezing rain. These likely occurred during peak precipitation over the weekend.
At 3100ft I found about 3ft of snow. Below the surface crust, the snowpack is saturated to about 5-6" with dry rounding grains below. Down approximately 1.5ft I found a layer of well-preserved SH (12/8) that indicated the potential for propagation in snowpack tests (ECTP 11 Sudden Collapse). Water would pool at the front of my snowpit wall in various layers, indicating that water is moving through the snowpack.