This is the second week I have dug in this spot as part of Ben’s
snow study plot. My compression test scores actually decreased
slightly on the layer of facets above the rain crust, now buried
50 cm deep (1.75 ft), which means stability has slightly
decreased on this layer.
Test scores from 2/23: 2xCTH27Q2, CTM18Q2
Test scores from 3/2: 2xCTH22Q2, CTM20Q2, CTM14Q2
I also found a layer of buried surface hoar 20cm down underneath
the new snow. It looked like the wind blew it over, but I still
got clean moderate shears on that layer.