Well, this was the scariest snowpit I have dug this year. North
aspect of Cornbiscuit at 3200 feet at the top of one of the
chutes. 5 cm of well-developed sugary facets 1-2 feet deep
sitting on top of a solid melt-freeze layer. Clean
easy/moderate Q1 shears on both compression tests. Matt dug a
pit 20 feet away, same depth, and did not find the facets or the
thick melt-freeze layer. Spatial variability at its finest.