We did not encounter avalanche hazards on our hike. I'd suspect very small slabs may exist in isolated alpine terrain in the Smokys. Wind affect was evident in the Boulders, but coverage looked very thin.
Some wind transport in the Boulders otherwise calm at Lower Titus and at Galena Pass. Sunny, and clear.
The "snowpack" is generally comprised of two layers created by snowfall beginning on October 21st and subsequent snowfall beginning on November 1st. In some areas, there was a generally weak crust of variable thickness separating these layers.
HS = 15 cm. Upper 10 cm from November 1st snow. Lower 5 cm MFcr leftovers from October 21st snows.
HS = 35 cm. Upper 17 cm from November 1st snow (F). Lower 18 cm from October 21st snows (F).
No avalanche problems were observed on our hike although I'd be on the lookout for some small, isolated drifts in the alpine.