Crust and facets at Castle Pass

Location Name: 
Castle Pass
Region: 
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:09
Location Map: 
United States
39° 21' 51.4728" N, 120° 21' 48.4704" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Guide at Tahoe Mountain School
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We traveled through the Castle Peak area today on a very supportive crust from yesterday's rain/snow event. Crust was 2cm thick and made for some challenging skinning conditions.

We dug several pits looking for the facet layer below the crust. They were quite dry and would not clump when squeezed- a change from the wet state from 1/6. Tests suggested unlikely propagation: 2x ECTN, 3x CTH RP-BRK

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

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