We found extremely variable snow surface conditions, dependent on aspect, elevation, tree cover, and previous avalanche activity. Sheltered, open slopes often held 3-6 inches of light 4F/F snow above a stout crust. Exposed terrain was often wind-scoured. Within tight trees, all aspects were supportable crust. Avi debris is still making travel difficult and creeks below 4k are flowing strong.
We noted fresh rollerballs covering our skintrack as we retraced out steps on the depproach. This surprised us as we never witnessed any other signs of loose wet activity. Additionally, pockets of wind slab were small, but hard to detect, particularly on cross-loaded slopes (see pic).