I toured in Lick Creek yesterday and thought I'd share a few things we noticed. Hopefully they are helpful observations!
While the skin track was still relatively flat and cutting through sloping meadows, we noticed a small sun crust on a southern aspect.
As we skinned through the front side skiing zone, we noticed evidence of wind affected snow. We found some strong layers that sounded hollow, sometimes underneath ~2 inches of snow. As we gained the ridgeline, the wind slab became more obvious. It cracked under my weight, but I didn't see any shooting cracks or distinct collapses.