Like John said, it was quite pleasant compared to Altair. It almost felt like we were cheating.
We drove to about 8500' (the drive may have been the crux), cot-camped (using the newly acquired, screened, EZ-up gazebo option) under a calm and clear night, slept in until the dawn sky had a slight orange tint, climbed on mostly firm snow, enjoyed a long glissade with only one 100' horizontal interruption, and I still made it back to Caldwell in time to unload the truck, mow ½ an acre of grass, and enjoy a couple of victory beers earlier than we get back to camp on some climbs. As Jim C mentioned, the skies were unusually clear without a hint of haze, which made for awesome rubber-necking on the return drive.
Critter nursery on approach:
John on the ridge above critters (Cayuse Canyon to lookers right):
The view from the top:
We could have glissaded almost directly off the summit, but we left that line un-blemished for the BC skiers. Better hurry.