Surface hoar near Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks north face
Submission Info
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:00pm
38° 5' 13.218" N, 119° 21' 9.1188" W
Snowpit Observations
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On 1/31/19 I toured up Horse Creek to the north facing couloirs of Twin Peaks. Once over the col/ridge that separates Horse Cr. drainage from Cow Creek, I noticed surface hoar on all of the aprons of the Twin Peaks couloirs from top to bottom. Up in the chute I climbed it wasn't evident. It was also NOT evident on the north facing apron of a Horse Creek Peak couloir I skinned up into. Seemed like a localized event but could be of concern with the new snow load coming. Sorry I didn't take a better picture but you can clear see it. 

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Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
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