Recent field observations have indicated that the new snow from last Saturday has been bonding fairly well to the old snow surface. Isolated areas of unstable snow may exist throughout the range, particularly in the southern part of the forecast area. Be on the lookout for warming surface snow on solar aspects and isolated pockets of stubborn wind slab at upper elevations.
While the risk of consequential avalanches is low today, variable and firm surface conditions and the overall thin coverage remain hazardous. Some solar aspects that still hold snow have seen many days of melt-freeze cycle and resemble something more typical to late spring. Conversely, many shaded aspects are harboring settled new snow, a variety of temperature crusts, and/or loose dry faceted snow. Timing will be important if you decide to venture onto solar aspects today. It may be necessary to climb on hard slick snow and wait for the sun to soften things up before descending. A fall could be hard to self-arrest in many areas and exposed rocks and other obstacles may increase the consequence of a fall. Continue to practice safe travel techniques and bring the proper equipment for your objective.