Due to the recent snow being fairly shallow in this zone. It was more of a hand pit vs snow pit day. Anywhere there was a bit of wind effect it was easy to get hand pits to fail on small chaining facets with small surface hoar. On southerly slopes the small wind crust/slabs were failing on the facets over the melt-freeze crust.
We dug at 2050' on NW aspect, 24° slope, HS: 285 cm, pit depth 100 cm. Top was 1F wind slab over soft decomposing precip particles 15 cm down, CT2, CT3 on this interface. 20 cm down was the 3.9 facets/surface hoar (layer buried by this last storm) CT8, CT10 ECTN10. The 2.9 facet layer was 35 cm down CT22, CT25 ECTX, the 1.28 facet layer was 45 cm down CT28 (x2), ECTX
The overall structure was similar to what has been found in other locations on the Pass but the slab/new snow depth is notably less on here on the southern end which is often the case. The slab development over the 3.9 layer will continue to be something we are tracking.