Went out to do some skiing by Kendall Ridge. Given the avalanche forecast we assumed we’d be mostly relegated to the trees, but throughout the trip up hand pits/stepping on convexities we didn’t see any red flags so we continued further up towards the ridge through a narrow band of trees between gulleys (~5k ft). Given the forecast we decided to do a quick pit/ECT before heading up higher. The ECT quickly (1st elbow tap) showed propagation on a planar surface ~1ft down. Given this we decided to call the trip and turn around. We skied out the bottom of one of these gulleys with untouched pow (~30 degrees steep) and luckily had no issues/signs of avalanches.
Other notes: small amount of surface hoar throughout the zone in open areas and the sun today was more than forecasted.