I was unable to find the buried surface hoar or the crust above
the October facets that we have seen in other pits. Compression
tests showed good stability. My main concern was the failure on
top of the facets at 100cm (~3.5 feet) deep. I had to hammer on
my shovel, but the entire column failed on those facets. My
level of uncertainty is rising with this crust on the motorized
side. I’d like to see rain to 6,000 feet for a couple days to
really test the snow.