Composite snow profile attached. Fairly consistent 40-45cm from trailhead to 9000'. Very little wind effect. Old wet snow surface has refrozen to a 1cm crust with bonded 3cm of damp snow above. Only weakness is a soon-to-heal layer 10cm up (30cm down) in storm snow. Below the crust the coarse unconsolidated mf grains are fist hardness but have some internal strength and no free water pooling along this layer. Suspect sheer amount of storm snow both allowed for a good bond to old snow surface (no recrystallization noted) but insulated the pack to prevent the unconsolidated grains from locking up. Something to keep an eye on whenever we get the warm-up.
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