Surface Hoar near Goose Creek

From obs: "Observed large surface hoar grains preserved 10 - 25cm below the new snow surface. Photo taken in the flats of goose creek outlines most prominent weak layer in the pack. I suspect these grains are larger than most because of increased sun exposure in the valley bottom during the dryspell. Pits on north facing aspects didn’t show such a pronounced weak layer but evidence still exists of buried surface hoar layer." Photo: J. Wenzel

Location
Cooke City, 2020-12-14