Unusual snow surface conditions

Location Name: 
Virgina Lakes
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/29/2022 - 12:13
Location Map: 

Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Early stage Neve penitentes are shown in "sublimation effects". Instead of melting, the snow particles change directly to water vapor.  

Snowpack photos: 
sublimation effects
larger Neve penitentes, Feb 2020