Not real instabilities seen yesterday when heading up to Florence Peak and traversing over to Sweet Peak.
There was an extremely stout (pencil+ hard) crust on all sun exposed aspects with near zero boot penetration without traction and minimal traction with technical crampons. My hiking buddy and I were doing more aggressive things than I would generally do with moderate conditions.
Snow level was around 3.4k' and was icy throughout the day on trail. Off-trail we were getting just enough purchase to scuff step up steep angled slopes; on-trail is was doable, but got extremely difficult on steeper (30°+) slopes.
Crampons were definitely needed to cross the waterfalls down lower and were definitely needed. Snowshoes got a free ride.
Snow coverage was minimal in areas along W and S aspects (a fair bit of shallow snow and some light wind scouring). It seemed that the snow was blown into leeward areas on the N and E side of ridges.