Observation: Turnagain

Location: Center Ridge

Route & General Observations

Skinned to Turnagain Pass Snotel for a quick inventory of surface conditions.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No obvious signs observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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clear and sunny
cold 6F
calm winds
No precip

Snow surface

Varying sizes of surface hoar on top of near surface facets from parking lot to 1900'. Surface hoar varied from 3-8mm. Several MF crusts were below the NSF and disappears around 1400'. See photos.


Dug a quick test pit at 1900' just above the Turnagain Pass Snotel. HS=150cm, W aspect, 20* slope, Pit depth=75cm
Snowpack was right side up. Found the 1/25 BSH down 50cm. Tests were unreactive (CTNx3.)

Could probe into soil 1cm, moist soil came out with probe at 1900'.

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