Toured within the 5000-6000' range and observed the alpine with a telephoto lens. Signs of instability were isolated to a D1 wind slab under the ridge just below the approach to Panorama Point (E-aspect below cornice). The winds filled things back in to a point where it was challenging to identify a crown depth. Steep S/SE facing slopes in Mazama bowl did not appear to produce ski triggered loose dry early in the day and appeared to hold up well to the sun into mid-afternoon.
Snowpack wise, we had about 15 cm of new snow over the rain crust with the surface either ~1cm of graupel above 5500' or fairly small (~<1cm) surface hoar <5500'. I dug below the crust in an area that did not slide in the recent wet slab cycle searching for the layer above the 12/9 crust. This layer was identifiable, but not reactive down ~90 cm on a W aspect at 5800' (DTN). While digging I identified a layer that consistently broke away planar ~35cm down. This layer produced a CTH26 resistant planar fracture in a column test.