Three others on skis were grabbing a snack before they headed up a skin track to one of the chutes above. Three others were nearing the top.
Years ago I chose not to get into backcountry skiing. This area is wealthy to opportunity of terrain. I'll add, too, avalanches. From where I stood, I counted three recent slides. Two of which are naturals coming off rock faces above, not from where someone would ski though. The third was a wet sluff from a few warm days ago. My route to this spot never crossing a run out path. Broads Fork is nice in that regard.
On my way down I crossed paths with someone I've met several times before. He's into mountaineering which will take him and his friends up through avalanche zones up to the peaks high above. Later I crossed paths with another friend about a mile up the trail.
Arriving at the parking lot I glanced at the time, 11:20. I'd been on the trail three hours, about five miles and 2700 feet elevation gain. That was quick considering I had actual hiking boots on if I need to use the snowshoes and simply for being on semi punchy snow. Quick and well worth it this morning.