Observation: Turnagain

Location: Magnum shoulder

Route & General Observations

Went up the Sunburst skin track and over to the shoulder on Magnum to take a look at a slab avalanche that released in past few days.

Note from CNFAIC forecasters:  This avalanche occurred between 5 and 7pm on Thursday, March 23rd. The avalanche investigation can be found HERE.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

recent avalanches in Turnagain pass.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

soft wind affect, to a thin sun crust, to dry powder in the shade

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