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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Cornbiscuit

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Observer:
Route & General Observations

Toured up to 3,600′ ish on the west aspect. Descended on the south west shoulder. Coming off almost a 30 day stretch of considerable and high danger, we kept it conservative. Noticed sun affect on the south facing slope. Sunburst lot and most of center ridge had not been plowed as of 5pm 2/28.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Point releases off cornices of Magnum Ridge south aspect , as well as small point releases from rocks on south aspect of cornbiscut.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Blue bird, 13 degrees in the parking lot and warming on the ascent. Very light breeze on ridge

Snow surface

Beautiful, some surface hoar at lower elevation, south aspect beginning to be affected by the sun. (Little heavier and thin sun crust developing)

Snowpack

WSW , 25* slope, 2570'
CT29 Q2 Down 112
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