Toured from the Cornbiscuit parking lot over to Magnum, up to PMS Bowl and the Magnum Ridge
Cloudy, very flat light around noon clearing with some sunshine around 3:30
Temps in the high teens to low 20Fs
Trace of new snow
5-10 cm of soft snow
Hand pits at 2000' on small steep slope had the wind slabs failing on buried facets over a crust.
Pit # 1 @ 2400' HS: 170, Pit HS: 80 cm, SW aspect, 22 degrees. Facets over melt freeze crust 50 cm below the surface. Not reactive in this pit.
Pit # 2 @ 3160', HS: 250 cm, Pit HS: 110 cm. SW aspect, 22 degrees. See photo below. After our stability tests we dug to the ground and found 20 cm of moist facets (1F hardness)
Found less wind affected snow than expected.
Sun crust on due south slopes
Interesting note on wind loading. There is the usual Magnum cornice forming over the Southside and there was cornicing on the North side of Cornbiscuit.