Observation: Turnagain

Location: Pastoral Peak

Route & General Observations

Pastoral Peak via Taylor Pass

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny skies
Calm winds with the exception of when we felt light to moderate west winds on Taylor Pass and Pastoral Peak.
Single digit to 20's °F

Snow surface

Varied from wind pressed to powder
No surface hoar observed
Signs of wet/moist surface snow near rocky outcrops

Southern aspects of Sunburst felt slightly sun effected upon our return around 5p. We were surprised by the cool temperatures and dry snow as we made our way from Taylor Pass down drainage to the parking lot.


We had no concerning results in formal and informal testing.

The distribution of the Leap day BSH/NSF layer was sporadic and showed no signs of reactivity on non-solar impacted slopes.

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