Cloudy Morning

26th March 2007

This morning was cloudy,
this blocked out the sun,
The snowpack remained frozen,
It’s category one.

As my poetry suggests this morning was cloudy, with summit temperatures hovering about freezing. The snowpack was generally frozen and well bonded. The picture shows yesterdays attempt to photograph rounded polycrystal grains found on a sunlit slope. It can be observed that the individual grains are bonded into a single polycrystal. This type of crystal may be observed in a wet form when there is some water between the grains (such as in the picture) or in a frozen state such as this morning. In general this type of snow is quite stable.

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