Because of late season storms, the upper two-three feet of snow is pretty soft and mushy: good corn skiing only until the frozen crust melted-then we sunk a foot into the slush underneath. Definitely a hazard of wet loose-snow avalanches-one member of our party set off a small slide Sunday (200 feet runout) on a slope of about 25-30 deg.
We got about 6 inches of powder early in the trip from light snow showers and thunderstorms. At our Mt. Goddard camp the skis anchoring our tentsbuzzed with electricity! (We removed them) Also at that camp, two big ravens ate about 3 pounds of my lunch food while we were skiing Goddard. I left it in a plastic bag outside my tent. Ah, wilderness!