Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddy's west aspect

Route & General Observations

Traveled the IT to lower meadows and established skin track up the west face, south of the standard route through and above the trees. Toured to 2700′.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Remains of numerous avalanches from the New Years storm.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy most of the day. Winds calm. Temps in the upper 20's. No precipitation

Snow surface

3-4 inches of powder at all elevations over a variable rain crust that was punchy at lower elevations but pretty stout in the upper elevations.


Dug a few hand pits along the route in and found most of the upper layers pretty well bonded. Most hand pits broke apart before any shear.
Dug a quick pit @ 2000' West aspect, 28 degrees slope, HS 130 cm
ECTN14 @ 20 cm under the most resent rain crust and ECTP16 on the same crust - both Q3 and little energy. Although the slab collapsed and propagated it was hard to get it to budge off the column.
Snowpack contained numerous crusts in the upper layers and a gradual hardening to 1F with depth. We only went to ~3 ft so no info on any basal facets.

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