For anyone recreating in the backcountry during the winter, an understanding of snowpack layers is a must. Hoarfrost occurs when dew that’s accumulated on the surface freezes and the result is a layer of crystal-like fractals that stand on end. When buried by snow, they keep this formation and result in a very touchy layer that’s prone to avalanches. This is represented with layers of split cedar standing on end at an angle of 38 degrees, the prime slope angle for avalanches.
Recycled Wester Red Cedar | 34” Dia.
*Photo credits to the talented Devin Kiyonaga @takashiphoto