1/26/2022 - Virginia Lakes Observation
We rode up the Virgina Lakes Rd and traveled east to look at snow conditions on an east aspect. The Virginia Lks Road is well traveled and the firm conditions did not soften today.
The snowpack on a low angle east facing slope was a meter deep and faceted from the surface to the bottom of the snowpack. 1-3 mm surface hoar had formed on top of a 1-2 cm wind crust with a soft layer of small facets under the crust. A second wind layer about 10 below the surface also had a soft layer of facets below. Most of the snowpack was firm faceted snow. There was no basal depth hoar observed.