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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Cornbiscut W to SW aspect Treeline
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Route & General Observations

Main Skin track up to treeline and then traversed south (remained mostly on western aspect). Observed warming as day went on.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet SlabAspect South
Elevation 2800ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 100ftLength 1000ft  

Observer Comments

Two neighboring wet loose avalanches that stepped down into deeper layers to initiate the wet slab. 2x N-WL/WS-D2-o/G most likely happened on the previous day.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

Recent Avalanches, and Warming.

Weather

Weather

Sunny and clear skies, light wind from the NE, high near 40 degrees.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Melt-Freeze Crust, warmed and became soft as day went on for Southerly aspects. Boot Pen: boot top. West aspects did not receive much warming. Surface conditions remained consistently hard until 3pm.

Snowpack

Elevation: 2050. Aspect: SSW. Slope Angle: 22 degrees. Spring snowpack in the southerlies. Layer of Concern: After conducting 5 stability tests and found decomposing Burried Surface Hoar @ 35-47cm. Tests CT7 and ECTP7@35cm CT21SC@47cm.

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