Looked at northwesterly facing terrain, from about 8500' down to 8,000'. Checked out a crown from a slide triggered on Dec 25th. Profile above. The slide had also sympathetically triggered another descent sized slide. We looked at the crown in two different places, and got two different ECT results - ECTP33 and ECTP15 - about 150' apart. This shows why never to use a single pit to make GO travel decisions, only for NO GO.
Some portions of the smooth bed surface had a thin layer of faceted snow on top.
With recent avalanches, collapsing and poor snow pack structure, at several decision points we made conservative decisions, to avoid steep terrain and travel below steep slopes. A few extra minutes going up and around, an extra 10 minutes of skinning...equals no stress.