First photo below shows the pit in the profile above. The weak faceted snow (depth hoar) at the ground is about a foot thick and easy to see in the photo. It now has a soft slab on top of it that will create a large deadly avalanche.
Second photo is a close up of the sugary snow crystals near the ground. They are called facets because they have straight sides and edges. The grid on the card is 2mm.
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