Toured up Eagle Peak trail from Longmire to ~5300'. Above ~5000' in relatively open areas, signs of wind effect were observed though very slight in the areas we traveled (mostly in the trees). Above 4000' we had ~10 cm ski penetration in new snow over a firm, but not hard layer. In some areas, the most recent 4-5 cm was not well bonded and would shear easily in hand shears, but was not consolidated enough to break widely as a slab. Overall a great day to be in the trees - though they did present their own danger with some massive tree bombs releasing when the trees were moved around a bit by the wind. In some cases these were bringing down large branches with them.