Toured in southern Glacier Park today to get a more detailed look at the distribution and makeup of persistent weak layers buried on New Year's Eve and see conditions as the storm rolled in.
Soft slabs broke at our feet on ski cuts. The slabs were from 4" to 1' thick and F to 4F hard. The failur planes were the facets above the 12/24 crust, the facet/rain crust 12/31 interface, and an old wind board/facet 12/31 interface. Bed surfaces were the 12/24 crust or 12/24 wind board. A few small sluffs ran from ski cuts where there was no slab and the snow was unconsolidated.
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