Observation: Turnagain


Route & General Observations

Ridge loop from taylor to bertha creek areas.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Had A windslab settle on a ridge. No shooting cracks probably due to low slope angle. Didn't dig to investigate. Had some small shallow wind slabs pop out in a few spots.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Sunny for most of the day with some clouds mid afternoon. Wind in isolated areas.

Snow surface

Variable, aspect and elevation dependent; settled pow, wind effect, sun crust (supportable and breakable). A breakable sun crust has formed on some south aspects where the sun has risen above ridgelines.


Pit @ 3,200 SW aspect, 28 degree slope: HS 160cm, pit depth 100cm. CTV 65cm below surface on a 1F/4F density change and on brown discolored snow. Not sure if this was due to strong winds transporting dirt? BSH not found, basal facets felt, ECTX.