Ascended up Crystal Lakes Basin trail yesterday, then pushed uphill towards Silver King using snowshoes.
I observed icy/consolidated conditions down around 5k', then some dry loose before 5.75k', and finally a mixture of consolidated wet-ish/wind fetch like snowpack above 5.75k'.
I didn't carry my avy/probe[/beacon], so I didn't make any official measurements, however, anecdotally I saw some weak strong over weak layer snowpack from the previous day when I was out at Northway trail at Crystal Mtn (lots of dry loose with styrofoam sized facets). Most of the avalanche conditions I noticed were small enough given the low snowpack that I wasn't concerned, but if it had been deeper or the perceived risk was higher, I would have turned back.
Noted small wind/storm slab starting to develop on the top of Silver King ridge (above 6.2k'). There was some wind scouring on the western portion of the ridge and deep consolidated powder on top of the ridge itself. This was completely different from the snowpack seen in lower aspects (mostly drier powder).
Quick hand shear tests suggested some strong over weak behavior on steeper aspects, which is what drove me to slightly more conservative uphill route finding (near trees and other terrain breaks like exposed boulders), and downhill "snowshoe skiing". That being said, given how much the snowpack diffusely broke up and how low the coverage was, I wasn't terribly worried about anything larger than D1 in size.
The depth was also much greater on the ridge (penetration with snowshoes was approximately 6"~12").
While descending, I was kicking down small carbs (approximately 1cm in diameter) with my snowshoes that (in aggregate), seemed like they could trigger some localized D0.5 avalanches. The carbs were more consolidated than dry loose powder though.