|Location:||Gold Cord basin|
Route & General Observations
Warming event with above freezing temperatures to at least 4100 feet, where we turned around. A melt-freeze crust is forming on the surface, 1-2 inches thick. Very wet snow at the gate elevation.
Rapid warming. This may stabilize things long term. The new crust may be a sliding surface depending on what happens next.
38 degrees at Independence mine, above freezing at 4100 feet, new storm snow forming melt-freeze crust
Melt-freeze crust forming to at least 4100 feet
Ski pole test shows new, soft melt/freeze crust 1-2" thick forming, then moist snow below to the last wind-slab layer