Snow pit from North of Northwest Passage

Location Name: 
North of Northwest Passage/Brundage
Region: 
Other
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 12/06/2015 - 11:22
Location Map: 
United States
45° 0' 37.7712" N, 116° 8' 6.72" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 
CT8, collapsed but did not slide on the interface between the new storm snow and the bottom 45cm of mature facets, 40cm down from the 85cm surface.
 
ECT10, with no propagation, but at 12 taps I got a rough propagation collapse across on the same layer.
 
The facets easily collapsed on their own when I dug the pit.  I didn't have a lens, but I could see they were well developed but not huge.  
 
Temp was 0C at the time, 11:20am.  
 
Location was at Brundage, 45.0094, -116.1352  just above the path between North and Hidden Valley on a 38 degree slope facing 315 degrees NW.
 
The snowpack consisted of essentially two layers, the top 40cm soft (easy fist) snow from yesterday's and today's storm.  No discernable differentiation or layering within this 40cm.  The lower 45cm was also very consistent, all well developed facets that easily fell apart (also easy fist).  Maybe the bottom 10cm was a bit stronger, but not much.
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour