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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Tincan
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Route & General Observations

Toured up the standard West ridge and traversed to the Northwest ridge above CFR. Test pits above CFR showed moderate reactivity on the valentines day (near surface facets) 5-8″ below the surface and one test had propagation on this layer  Ascended the NW ridge to Todd’s bowl. Dug a pit at 3500′ in the starting zone of Todd’s. Found good stability and no results in Compression tests.

Red Flags

Observer Comments

None observed today

Weather

Weather

Clear and sunny
Temps teens F to mid 20s F - warming with elevation
Light North wind shifted to the South by late afternoon
No precip

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

1000-1500': Patches of surface hoar (4-8mm) on 6-7" loose snow (near surface facets)
1500' - 2000': 6-7" loose snow (near surface facets)
2000' - 3500': wind scoured ridges, 4-5" of settle snow (near surface facets) in many places, and 1-2cm sun crust on steep due South aspects.

Snowpack

Dug two pits along the NW ridge above CFR, one pit on a West aspect and the other on North. The only reactive layer in tests was the valentines days near surface facets found at ~2650' under a slab that was 5-7" thick.

Pit 1 - 2628' - W Aspect - 22 degree - HS:275cm
STM, CT3, ECTN18 down 15cm on vday facets (.5mm PP/Frags)
SSH down 75cm MLK BSH sitting on top of faceting grains.

Pit 2- 2645' - N Aspect - 30 degrees - HS:220cm
CT11. ECTP13, ECTN14 down 20cm on vday facets (1mm)
MLK layer not found within top 115cm

Pit 3 - 3556' - N Aspect (Todd's)- 28 degrees - HS:155cm
MLK layer 20cm down 5mm non reactive (very thin MF crust (2mm) above and below 6-10mm buried surface hoar)
STM down 30cm in 1mm facets (not MLK or vday)
1-1.5mm facet/MF layer down 60cm non reactive
CTN x 2

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