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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Magnum-bench above Taylor Creek
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Route & General Observations

2,100′ N lower flank of Magnum above the creek.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Point releases off rock bands from afternoon before (20180407)

Weather

Weather

Broken clouds, light wind out of the SE, Air Temp 7C @1400. No new snow: Ski pen 7cm/Boot pen 22cm. With increasing clouds and greenhouse effect.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Surface smooth. Sticky after 1400.

Snowpack

Six pits dug for Pro 1 exam. Snow depth varied 196-380cm. ECTN8-21@20cm down from the surface (across most pits) where new snow met 1mm facets.
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Thanks to Don Sharaf and AAI for coming up to AK for learning and mentorship. Also thank you to Wendy Wagner CNFAIC for morning meeting/briefing.
Sincerely, Denali Rangers

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