Observation: Turnagain

Location: Corn Biscuit

Route & General Observations

Corn Biscuit uptrack to about 2000 ft, did a test run into the alder (pillow) field.
Turned around and went to about 3000 ft (whatever the first major bench is).
Skied the Southwest face, minor sloughing.
Back to 2000 ft for a final alder run.
Great day in the pass, even caught some sun!

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast until about 1:30, some sunshine by 2:30. Mid to high 20s.
Variable winds, calm in the morning, increasing in the afternoon. Maybe sustained 20 mph max at one point.

Snow surface

Unbreakable ice crust from road to tree line, terrible.
6” to 12” blower pow in the alders, excellent.
Pretty consistent 6” to 12” above, any changes occurred on wind affected areas.
Calf to knee boot penetration.


Quick pit at 1500 ft showed a ~1 ft deep slab, broke at CT 15.
2-3 ft down was a questionable layer, not sure if it broke or not. Seemed stubborn.

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