30th March 2007
The snowpack presently consists of old, hard, icy snow which is overlaid in some areas by softer snow which fell yesterday. This newer snow primarily consists of small rounded particles. The pictures show some of these small rounds lying on a 1 mm grid. They are formed by snow flakes being broken down into small piece as they fall out of the sky or bounce along the ground in windy conditions. This type of snow is very common in the Scottish hills.
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