Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddies

Route & General Observations

Toured standard up-track to 2700′ on ridge below last steep pitch.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

None observed. Localized cracking in wind effected snow. Small natural D1 wind slabs were observed on Seattle Ridge, the upper NW face of Eddies and that probably ran on Thursday or Friday. One small (D1) wind slab was observed just below 2000' in the NW rollers on Eddies that looked like it might have been skier/rider triggered also in the last couple of days.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cold...around 0F and into the negative single digits
Light N winds added to the cold factor

Snow surface

Fluffy cold snow in protected areas, trace of new
Mixture of wind crust, slab and drifts in exposed areas

Skiers in Sunburst parking lot mentioned cross loading across micro terrain on Sunburst SW face


2-3" of snow on the ground from road level to 2700'
Recent snow is on has a zipper (micro) crust under the top 2 inches below 700'.
Moist snow was still found on the ground up to 2000'
Snow pits on both the N aspect at 2200' and W aspect at 2000' both had the November 16th buried layer of surface hoar. See photo for N aspect pit. 20 degree slope. HS: 95 cm. BSH 40 cm from surface. CT 14, 17 RP. ECTP 22 all on that layer.

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