Observation: Turnagain

Location: Magnum

Route & General Observations

Magnum Ridge. Traveled on Northwest to North to Northeast Aspects up to 2900′. Dug a practice pit at 2200′ on a NNW aspect. Sunshine poking through in the early afternoon. Beautiful skiing and warm (relative) weather!

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Two collapses observed on Magnums NW ridge where it transitioned from scoured to wind loaded(more westerly).

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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5-10 CM new snow
6/8 sky cover
Light East Wind
-2 C.

Snow surface

New snow on top of a soft wind crust to scoured snow


CT17PC @75 CM
ECTN5 @75 CM

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