Quick tour up to Galena Benchmark, wanted to check out a few different aspects before the big storm hit. We found crust layers on S & SW aspects and wind loading on E and NE slopes, especially around 9,000'. We primarily stayed out of avalanche terrain but wanted to get a feel for what was about to get buried on as many aspects as we could. Our takeaway was that there is sugary, weak snow underneath in lots of areas, with faceted layers, crust, and wind slabs loading on top from the storm this last Sunday - Monday. Seems like a dicey base layer in most areas to get a huge storm on top of! Looking forward to exploring more during the storm over the next few days but will be staying far away from slideable terrain.