A few cm's of recent snow at around 3,000ft slowly increased to about 20cm at 6,000ft. The snowpack went through a solid freeze last night, but I could still find some weak, wet grains under the recent crust up to around 4,000ft. Above 4,000ft the pack transitions to a dry snowpack on shaded aspects, and at 5,500ft on a north aspect I only found a very thin crust under the recent snow, with dry snow beneath that.
The sun was out, and my skins were glopping up a bit, even on north aspects as the sun was hitting the lower angled slopes I skinned up. At around 10:00 I noticed a number of fresh wet loose slides off the south peak of Rock Mountain. At 11:00, I got a good view of the east facing slopes in Whitepine Cirque, and those had all run as D1-1.5's in steeper terrain.
As I continued up onto north facing slopes I started coming across wind slab, 4F-1F in hardness. At first they were around 4" deep, but in some heavily drifted areas they were slightly thicker than 1ft. These were stubborn, but I did get some small, shallow sections to fracture at around 5,900ft. I skiied down from about 6,100ft, taking advantage of the less wind affected snow below me. Up above, I could see well-pronounced dunes and pillowed wind slab in the cirque.