Extremely variable conditions in the mid and upper elevations due to the wind damage and melt freeze crusts. SE, S and SW aspects had m/f crusts of up to .5 cm. Wind slabs and or crusts were observed on multiple aspects and terrain features. Hard slabs of up to 6 inches thick, and soft slabs of up to 8 inches thick were observed even in the moderately protected mid elevations. Dense settled powder was available in the most protected treed areas. Of note, regardless of the warm overnight and early morning temperatures, cold dry snow was found on all aspects that weren't housing m/f crusts.
This problem did not appear to be an issue on Sunday, but with the additional loading from snow and wind as forecast for Sunday night and into Monday it is likely that this will generate another significant avalanche cycle Monday and into Tuesday.
The danger on Sunday strictly in the area traveled appeared to be moderate, yet there may have been a considerable danger in the upper elevation wind loaded terrain.
The danger rating for Monday appears to be at least considerable and possibly high if the forecast for snow and wind verifies at the highest levels.