Soft snow at lower levels, scoured on top.
31st January 2015
It was another day of snow showers. Below about 250 metres there is not a huge amount of snow. Between there and about 600 metres it tends to be quite deep and makes for hard going on foot (fortunately I chose a popular mountain that had a good trench up it). Above 600 metres, the snowpack is becoming progressively more affected by strong Northerly winds. Exposed areas are scoured and down to either ground or a very hard and icy layer. Lee areas are gaining significant areas of generally pretty poorly bonded windslab.
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