Weather wise, today was calm and we experienced some breaks from the clouds and some blue skies. Temps stayed cold above 3500.
Snowpack wise, my parter and I toured up the East aspect of Lichtenberg and once above 4700 ft we started getting some cracking within the top 15 cm of new snow. As we skinned further we continued getting cracking and this layer started sliding out on steeper test slopes. We dug a quick pit and found this layer to be reactive on CT's ( CT 2 x2). Other than this layer of concern, it seemed like the new snow was bonding well to the crust further down ( 70 cm down) from last week.