Went out on an afternoon wet snow hunt, but a cool light wind and lower ambient temps curbed the problem to a large extent. Potentially I could have pushed something on very steep SW mid elevation.
There is still plenty of SW treed terrain above 8000' that has a trapdoor facets to the ground kind of snowpack.
Light, cool NW wind at ridgetop, otherwise beautiful, clear afternoon.
Crusts did not break down today except for S-SW facing terrain below 7500'. I was never concerned for wet loose where I traveled, but there might be some mid elevation SW facing oven formations or close to rocks where one could have got something going.
Upper elevations still hold cold, wind hammered snow on W 1/4.
No problems observed
I was prepared to close steep, SW-W facings slopes due to my late start but did not have to.Close