Toured in the Tatoosh where North facing aspects still held high quality snow and South facing aspects were in pretty good shape through the morning, but had a more obvious edgeable crust down 6-10 cm. Plenty of signs that the last storm was windy, but relatively protected N facing aspects had plenty of undisturbed snow. Hand pits on N aspects revealed some layers in the upper snowpack (~10 cm down and ~20 cm down) but both were stubborn and no signs of instability were observed throughout the day. Temps stayed cool to cold all day with a decent bit of high cloud cover filtering and lowering the impact of the sun. This seemed to delay the inevitable loose cycle on non-North aspects, but there was plenty of sun that those will have a decent crust tomorrow morning.
More exposed, higher elevation terrain (e.g. NW aspect of plummer peak) were stripped of all but the ~2cm of new snow from last night down to a breakable crust with more dry snow underneath.
Spectacular conditions in the soft snow on N aspects for any day. Amazing shot of winter for April.