Wind transport off Pyramid during a window of mid-afternoon visibility
The Seattle Ridge glide crack after three days. While the photos look relatively the same, keep in mind how 10-12" of new snow has fallen during this time, and winds have likely filled in part of the crack.
Wind effect looking down the ridgeline from Tincan Common, with tracks from days prior still evident just below ridgeline.
Test results and structure for a pit near treeline.
This pit was dug ~200' below the Tincan Common high point on the CFR ridgeline, on a northerly shallow aspect. A second pit - dug 50' away - had 30cm less snow over the New Years Crust, with rounding facets that were slightly larger. The New Years Crust was also one thick layer at that location versus several thinner fragile crusts in this pit.
While some pockets of softer facets were present in between some of the New Years Crust, the only continuous weak layer in the pit above was found under the lowest part of the New Years Crust, where these 1 finger hardness .5-1mm rounding facets sat on a Pencil+ hard layer of rounds.
Also present in the pit above... a percolation column, from when the melt water from the New Years Crust seeped into the snowpack.