We were targeting the buried surface hoar and near surface facets that were buried by a few inches of snow earlier in the week prior to this storm.
Pit at 2300, SE aspect, HS=130cm, 22* slope. The slab was very weak and fell apart and compressed in our Compression Tests. We did find the 1/21 buried surface hoar layer down 50 cm and near surface facets below on a crust 65cm below the surface. See pit photo for more info.
Pit at 2700', W aspect, HS=330cm, 29* slope. The slab was slightly denser, but still within the Fist hard density. Compression tests failed with easy to mod scores (CT3, CT11, CT12) on the 1/21 buried surface hoar layer down 45cm from the surface. The slab fell apart during the Extended Column test. We then performed a PST on the BSH and it failed 20cm/100 End.