Observation: Turnagain

Location: Pastoral

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?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

50 ft walk from the to the snow line from the Sunburst parking lot. Crust all the way to Taylor Pass, with some small pockets of heavy windblown snow. Heavy windblown powder of varying depths the whole up - about 2-8".


No formal tests. There was a lot of wind effect, but no stiff windboarded snow. A whole bunch of wet sloughs and roller balls from the new snow Thursday.

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