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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Tincan Trees
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Route & General Observations

Standard route up Tincan to weather station.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West Northwest
Elevation 2500ftSlope Angle 37degCrown Depth 24in
Width 40ftLength 100ft  

Observer Comments

D1.5 remote triggered by skier approaching convex rollover. Slope was on leeward side of small ridge. The crown was not investigated, but most likely storm snow with enough wind loading to create a firm enough slab to propagate.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?YesCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

Cracking occurs on most wind affected slopes and convex rolls. Whumphing was heard once at ~2500'.

Weather

Weather

Snowing hard and warm. 32 degrees at Tincan pullout at 3:30pm.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

New snow is wet and heavy, especially below 2000'

Snowpack

Hand pits showed poor bonding between new-old snow interface, especially below 2000' where rain crust is present.

Photos & Video

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