Met Cornfed and Ari for a Dawn trip up the Phantom to around 5300. About a 3/4" crust anywhere in the open. High in trees the snow was good when decending. Stability was at least CT22 Q2 in the open west facing area. We could have and should have taken a look and skied the slot but time prevented this. Beautiful morning up there.
Think the couple of parties after us were going down the slot - don't really want to see the glorious pictures of what we missed!
In a perfect world, everybody would act with the correct etiquette and follow the rules. Human nature as it is= NOT GOING TO HAPPEN....no matter how many discussion on ski blogs/websites. Face reality............