There is plenty of buried surface hoar on north facing terrain as soon as the snow is not protected by a dense forest canopy. Meadow skipping can lead to very nasty surprises right now.
Very light wind transport observed, snow along ridge lines is starting to be wind hammered.
Meadows south of Prairie Creek
|D1||SS||O-Old Snow||30-50cm||N-Natural||I could not get a close look but would assume they went on SH 12/7|
I traveled mostly under a dense canopy, and as soon as I had a clear view of the sky there was buried SH, and at higher elevations also an FC-MFcr-DH sandwich at the bottom of the snowpack, both of these were reactive to ect and pst.
Layer Depth/Date: 12/7, 11/26
I avoided avalanche terrain