Avalanche danger is most obvious during and soon after significant loading events such as heavy snowfall, or wind blowing and depositing snow. This danger typically becomes less obvious and more tricky over the following few days after a storm, as some slopes can stabilize quickly, but others may take more time. Today is one of those less obvious tricky days, where it is actually more likely for someone to be involved in an avalanche. The wind slabs that formed up on that slope yesterday MAY have stabilized by today, and it COULD be fine to ride now, or they may still be sensitive and waiting for a trigger in just the right spot. Add to this the persistent underlying shallow and weak snowpack that exists in many areas at tree line and below, and the avalanche problem becomes even more complex on days like today. As the MODERATE danger rating advises, evaluate snow and terrain carefully! And if there's doubt, give those steep mountain slopes some more time, there's lots of sunshine in the near future.