Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 03/21/2019
Name: Zach Kinler
Subject: Elkton Study Plot
Avalanches: No new
Weather: Partly Cloudy to Overcast through day. High topped out ~40F with intense solar during sunny times. Light southerly breeze increasing with clouds and snowfall by 17:00
Snowpack: HS: 264, 2/28 Interface down 110 cm from surface. 2 soft MFcr in upper 20cm which were wet and decaying. 2 ice lenses @ 23 cm and 41 cm from surface. Percolation tubes were widespread and stout above upper lens but more subtle above the lower lens. Moist snow to ~51 cm from surface.
Basal layers looking more like rounds than rounding DH. 1F-P hard and moist.
Snowpack temps near freezing at ground and at surface with mid pack only down to -3.0 C.
Small slightly rounded facets above 2/28 crust. Prying of test columns would produce planar break at this interface but not super concerning.