Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddies

Route & General Observations

Iditarod trail to eddies base then up through the thick trees. Stuck to the mellow skier right meadows. Predictably Ingram creek was open. Decent coverage in the lower alders and everything else skied like there was normal coverage.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Nothing obvious. Kicked off a small wind feature that was about 1.5 deep. New snow seemed to bond well, and windslabs were nonreactive from the edges. Didn't get out onto them.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Foggy in the valley, a lot of moisture in the air. Fog started to clear around 2. No wind on the lower ridge/treeline. 38 at the parking lot and maybe lower 30s at treeline.

Snow surface

Heavy snow up to 2100 that slowly gave way to nice dense power. Wind effect at treeline.


Pit @ 2300, North aspect, 35 degree slope. Height of snow 210 cm. CT27 about 100cm below surface on some 4F wet snow. ECTN19 on the new snow interface, about 30cm below surface. Numerous crusts within snowpack, could feel 6 different crusts while probing in this location.

Pit was 125cm deep and snow was mostly wet except for new snow. Fairly stubborn pit results. New snow did shear off, resistant planer, with a shovel pull after pit tests.