From an email:
"Skied from Bracket creek to the east facing glades below Ross Peak. At lower elevations very thin snowpack. As we got higher, snow had been significantly wind effected. Experienced several shooting cracks. At 8000 ft, snow was still only 50-75cm deep with variable wind slab. Did not dig a full pit, but hand shear tests showed the wind slab was very poorly bonded to the facets beneath. Winds were swirling and increased from calm to strong throughout the day. Blowing snow mostly filled in our tracks within about 30 mins."