Freshly buried surface hoar

CBAC CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 01/21/2022
Name: Zach Guy

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Mount Emmons, E & NE aspects to 10,800’

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: A few small skier triggered sluffs in the top 6” of snow
Weather: Overcast, calm winds, very light snowfall
Snowpack: 1cm of new snow covered the weak layers forming on the snow surface. On NE aspects, we found freshly buried surface up to about 9,700 ft. Small near surface facets (.5 to .7 mm) extend to ridgeline. On due east, there’s a thin soft crust capping the facets, and no surface hoar.

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