We skinned into the Divide Peak cirque to check out the conditions in Hyalite for the first time this season. On our tour we saw a couple of small R1-D1 slides that had broken within the new snow. At our first pit we saw HS at 124 cm with 10 cm of new snow. We had a ECTP 30 on facets 64 cm down from the surface. Next we dug on a SE aspect with a HS of 127 cm and 15 cm of new snow. We got an ECTN-3 within the new and old snow. More importantly, the wind was picking up throughout the day, and it was transporting snow. Our primary concern today was new snow, and in the next few days it will be wind drifted snow.
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