Observation: Turnagain

Location: Between Tincan Trees and Center Ridge

Route & General Observations

We had three groups today that headed out to practice digging pits around Tincan and Center Ridge. Three groups dug between 1300′-1400′. Groups dug on aspects ranging from SW,SE, and S facing slopes. Test pits didn’t show any alarming results within our groups.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Groups observed a few recent avalanches on Seattle Ridge and around Tincan Proper. These slides looked like they went mid-storm and were D1 to D1.5 in size.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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The sky was broken today, temps at our pit location were 23F, calm winds.

Snow surface

HN24 was around 15cm, Snow surface was mixed grains of Stellars and DF's, no wind effect on the surface.


Snow height was 195cm. Our pits had about 15cm of new snow and 45cm of soft powder from the recent storms. There were different test results with the groups digging that were anywhere from ECTN7 to ECTN23 ranging down 30cm to 65cm with multiple ECTX's. Overall, no alarming results. We dug down to the Thanksgiving Crust and didnt get any results in our Test pits.

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