Afternoon winds adversely effects snow surface even at mid elevations, and as a result riding was a bit inverted and slower than hoped.
Various pit results:
9300, NNW, 25 degrees, HS: 105 cm, 46 up: CTH, SP, ECTP 24 SP
9500, NNE, 19 degrees, HS: 100 cm, 26 down: CT17, SP
See above, and very likely at upper elevations. Due to sustained upper elevation winds, this problem may increase by Sunday.
Of Note: Storm Slab appeared possible due to snow pit test scores indicating weaknesses at new snow/old snow interface. And also of concern would be the settlement of the new snow into a more cohesive slab layer.
Danger only in areas traveled appeared Moderate for Persistent Slabs due to the poor snowpack structure as well possible Wind Slabs.