Facets on Donner Peak

Location Name: 
Donner Nordwand
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 14:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 18' 44.7336" N, 120° 17' 52.7136" W

Observation made by: Guide at Alpenglow Expeditions
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

The North Face of Donner Peak's meager snowpack is showing facets to the ground. These weak, sugary grains are up to 3mm wide and help make this shallow snowpack completely unconsolidated in the areas we traveled today (between 6,800 & 7,400', NE aspect). 

Snowpack photos: