Found the buried surface hoar about 20’ down from the ridge line in an open area beyond the trees on Pea Gravel Ridge, E aspect, 6020’.
Surface hoar was 40 cm down and failed on the 5th tap from the wrist in a compression test. Shear quality Q3/progressive compression. Did not pop out and did not reveal itself in a shovel tilt test.
No whumpfing or shooting cracks observed on the tour.
Skied the trees between ~5700 and ~5200, where no reactivity was observed, even on steep rollovers.