Observation: Turnagain

Location: Magnum

Route & General Observations

Toured up south west ridge of magnum to 3400ft.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

None. Old wet point releases noted multiple aspects multiple elevations.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies. Valley Fog.
Temperature inversion with teens at car in mid twenties at ridge.
Light east wind.
No new snow.

Snow surface

Surface hoar and faceting of surface snow observed at all elevations.

1500ft' Supportable crust. SH 4-6mm
2000ft intermittent crust. Found spatially variable crust varying from very thin ice layer (transparent) near surface or on surface to a buried thin 1cm crust with 2-5cm of faceting snow with SH 1-3mm growing
2500ft and above no crust and ski pen of 10cm. Faceting snow with wide spread SH 1-3mm
Wide spread signs of wet snow activity from Wed. (see pictures)
New? Glide crack on Magnum in at 2800ft in the middle (in the typical uptrack.) I didn't get a picture.


Right side up snowpack
Hard to stubborn result from CT and ECT's Layer of concern was 35cm deep. On ECTP 25 PC on 0.1mm-0.3mm facets at 2800ft.
Unable to identify BSH from 12/25 in two pits.
NSF from 1/12 were rounding.

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