I did not encounter any avalanche problems, but small wind drifts may have been a concern in specific areas of the alpine. A solid, cold snowpack was slow to warm today with corn skiing conditions on souths by 2:00 PM but no indication that wet avalanches would be a problem by day's end.
Light, variable wind. Primarily from the S and E. Clear skies. No snow available for transport.
Only two recent-looking D1 wet avalanches in E-facing, upper elevation terrain in the Soldiers.
Upper elevations were wind-whacked, icy, and variable.
Middle elevations: HS ~100 cm. Shaded slopes were crusty/cold. Low angle slopes were barely softening. Steep souths were wet down ~5 cm (essentially soft corn) sitting on stout crusts that were well intact with cold snow below.
A dust layer was evident both from localized bare dirt sources and broader upper atmosphere transport.
From a travel standpoint, I don't think access into the Couch Summit area is long for the world, at least not from the standard TH. Even access via the ski area is thin, with half-bare runs on steeper S-SW.
No avalanche problems were observed. Drifting was very dune-like and may have presented localized problems. The drifts I encountered were either rock hard or thin, but I also wasn't intent on looking for them. Wet loose was not a problem on steep south at 2:00 PM.
I would have likely skied most of what I traveled through/near today.