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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Pastoral

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Route & General Observations

Pastoral Glacier via Taylor Pass. Obviously all sorts of large mid-storm avalanches on Sunburst, Basketball, and Taylor Pass from storm cycle. Looked like a bulldozer drove down Taylor Pass. No signs of current instability. Was a bit concerned about thin snowpack on SE side of Taylor Pass, but no signs of instability on ski cut/traverse. Creamy, dense, consistent snow on Pastoral Glacier.

— Pit —
Location: west side of Taylor Pass
Aspect: W
Elevation: 3,100 ft
HS: 270 cm
HP: 150 cm

CT15 @ 10 cm down Q3.
CT @ 40 cm down Q3 (after extensive slamming outside of test parameters)

ECTN15 10 cm down
ECTN 40 cm down (after extensive slamming outside of test parameters)