Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddie's

Route & General Observations


Clear skies – zero precip
Calm wind
Temps in the mid 20s to mid 30s

Obvious signs of Instability
Recent Avalanches- no
Shooting cracks – a few small (~8’) on steep wind loaded rollovers
Collapsing/Whoompfing – no

Surface Obs
2,500’ and below on W through North aspects – 8” light density snow – a mix of
near surface facets (1-2mm) with pockets of very small surface hoar (3mm)
Above 2,500 on all aspects – highly variable – ranging from the old Jan crust,
to ground, 2-10” wind slab, to 4” of light density snow to anti-tracks (see photo)

Snow pit info
@ 2,400’ NW aspect
32 deg slope
ECTP30 SC on SH 70cm down
ECTP 18, 28 on 2mm facets 90 cm down
(See profile, photo & video for more)

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.