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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Magnum

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Route & General Observations

Cornbiscuit over to Magnum uptrack to 3200′

Surface conditions inventory, glide observations and looking for BSH.

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Observer Comments

Glide cracks continue to open. Recent glide avalanches in Lynx Creek drainage.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear with patchy valley fog
Cold with inversion. -18 at parking, single digits on the ridge
Light southerly winds

Snow surface

2-4" of soft snow with 6-8mm surface hoar on top until around 1500' then transitioned to soft snow with a mini wind skin (dappled) to ridge line.
From road level to around 1350' there is a melt-freeze crust under the soft snow that is degrading.
Overall surface snow is becoming faceted from cold temperatures.

Snowpack

Dug one pit at 3000', west aspect, 30 degrees. HS:170. Dug down just over a meter. No buried surface hoar in pit. No notable results in stability tests.

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