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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddies ridge

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Out eddies ridge and down southwest face.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent slides in steep terrain.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Nice on the ridge with some light gusts that produced some snow devils along the ridge.

Snow surface

Stomped on a windloaded feature that produced about a foot deep crack but was stubborn to release. Nice settled powder otherwise. Some areas with frequent sluffing created a crusty but supportable bed surface. Slopes skied were around the 35 degree mark, plus/minus a few, and sluff was easily managed.

Snowpack

Pit around 32, SW aspect, approx 20 degree slope in a windloaded area. CTV failed within multiple slabs. ECTX. Pit was about 90cm deep and basal facets were present. BSH was about 5cm below surface, probably due to wind transport.