Increasing clouds, very light to calm winds and cool temps.
Jan 7, 2022
Pt 5510 (E Peak of Iron Bear) in Iron Creek
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We found a horrible trap crust with low density storm snow underneath. Surface hoar growth was widespread over the crust, and in some areas there was a trace of now faceting snow over the crust. Up to 3,000ft the crust was a thinner, but translucent freezing rain crust. As we climbed higher it was thicker and more of a white-ish melt freeze crust.
A profile on north aspect at 4,000ft was unremarkable, except for the triple decker crust/facet sandwich at the surface. This layer could pose a horrible persistent weak layer if snow were to accumulate over it.