I just did a Friday to Saturday overnighter with a friend to what I call Amoeba Lake, near Murphy Lakes off Highway 2. Even though the avalanche danger was high because of the exceptionally warm weather, I knew the route and successfully avoided the avalanche areas.
As I said in my earlier post, there isn't much difference with camping on snow, except, after I weighed my pack with food, fuel, and 2 liters of water and it weighed 18 pounds, then I had to pile on almost another five pounds - 4 snow pegs, a shovel, ice axe, and snowshoes, all of which I used.
What I brought and used and decided I didn't need was one of those GG plastic sheets under the Contrail. I thought maybe the mushy snow would wet through the floor, but it was overkill and just another piece of gear to fuss with.
I tucked pieces of bark under the pole and back posts of my Contrail to keep them from sinking into the snow. The lake was just starting to thaw, so we didn't have to melt snow for water, but the water was like a Slushy and took twice as long to bring to a boil. Beautiful evening, almost a full moon, no bears, no bugs, and no dirt! It was an enjoyable, comfortable little trip.