Snow surface is faceting wherever the wind or sun has not been able to reach it. On high elevation solars it is faceting heavily under the sun crust, could be an interesting setup in case of heavy loading.
The wind slabs we were able to trigger were shallow and isolated.
We had veil of clouds that the sun occasionally broke through. Light winds from various directions seemed more dictated by terrain than anything else. No formal temp measurements, but it felt inverted with warmer temps up high and potential greenhousing, though snow stayed cool all day.
S of Owl creek
|D1||SS||I-New/Old Interface||20cm||AR-Snowboarder||One D1 released from stomping old cornices, one from ski cutting by snowboarder. Both very localized to sheltered features in N facing terrain that for the most part has been well wind hammered this week.||None|
Sheltered terrain where the wind has not stiffened the surface is faceting in the upper 10-20cm. Still not very well developed, sub 2mm but enough to keep in mind going forward.
I only got to look at high elevation solars, they have an MFcr 1-5cm thick and underneath the snowpack is faceting heavily. Close to ridgetop where I could get a good look HS is only around 40-50cm and it is faceting to the ground, 2-4mm big crystals.