Faceted

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 01/03/2021

 

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Anthracite Region
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9200

Avalanches: No evidence of recent Avalanche Activity
Weather: Calm cold and Humid up high
Snowpack: Skiing 30 degrees or less and still whumphing in certain areas of the snowpack on the uphill .. our lovely persistant slab issue I suspect.

Widespread faceting and surface hoar:Faceted snow refers to snow grains within the snowpack that have transformed into larger, angular grains. Facets have weak bonds with neighboring snow grains.

If you don’t care about the consequences , get beyond yourself and consider the danger you put others in when you need to be rescued.

 

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