Observation: Turnagain

Location: Lower Sunburst

Route & General Observations

I went up lower sunburst, cloudy and flat light. snow depth was around 2.5-3 feet throughout, and felt a few changes in density below 1000 ft.

Alders still exposed on the way up, but skiable. continued up to 2000 feet, and dug a pit on the lower nose of the ridge, on a slope approximately 30-32 degrees (unmeasured). aspect SSE.

115cm snow height. I did a shovel shear test on a 30x30cm column, and it broke at the ground. Didn’t test the full column, because forgot cord. hand hardness test (pictured) featured continuously hardening snowpack down to one finger above the ground.

Two separate groups reported light wind loading on the ridge, and some was visible from below.

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