Dug a pit on the Pastoral summit ridge: HS=190CM, Pit Depth = 100CM, ~4500 ft, NNE Aspect, 29* Slope, CTN, ECTX. Pencil hard wind slabs top to bottom, difficult to discern between different layers. While this area was clearly wind affected due to its proximity to the ridgeline, I believe this pit was still decently representative of NE aspects on a localized slope scale.
Poor structure on the SE aspect of Taylor Pass / Goldpan "Peak". Variable, either slide-for-life supportable or breakable with boot pen to the knee. Obvious 5+" layer of facets underneath.