Buried surface hoar in Beehive

2/4/23: We dug a pit near the top of our ascent on a west aspect at 9,100'. HS was 160cm and we found surface hoar buried 55cm deep (105cm above ground). It did not propagate or easily break in our tests, but it was a clear stripe in the wall and may have contributed to the adjacent large avalanche last weekend. Photo: GNFAC


Beehive Basin
Northern Madison, 2023-02-05