Toured up the Crown Point road today. Once above treeline, we started finding
hardpack wind slabs 2-8 inches in thickness on the southwest facing slopes.
Never left the road really, the snow just seemed too unstable. Cracks and
whoomping practically anytime we moved across wind slabs where snow had drifted
across the road prism. The largest crack we made shot nearly 100 feet, though
we didn’t get on any slopes above 25 degrees. Those south/southwest-facing
gullies all looked filled in compared with the bare and windswept ridges, there
may be some big slabs sitting up there.