Traveled in the vicinity of the PCT to the top of Hogback Mountain to take a look at conditions. Below treeline on N aspects held preserved dry snow with patchy areas of surface hoar and no sign of any melt or rain crust. This was quite the contrast from N aspects in the Tatoosh Range yesterday that held a wide variety of rain crusts. Near and at ridgelines there was wind affect on a variety of aspects due to the W wind shifting to be out of the SE. Moderate winds out of the SE were transporting snow and preventing the snow surfaces from warming when I was above treeline at 12pm.