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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Pastoral Peak, below summit block

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack through Taylor Creek towards Taylor Pass.
Ridgeline towards Summit of Pastoral Peak.

Rimed snow surface appeared around 4,000 ft and up.
Wind crust and loading was present above 3,000 ft

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Observer Comments

Wind loading along ridge lines, and heavy cornices ridges above 4,000 ft , with loading from the south

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

27°F at Sunburst parking lot.
No wind until ridgeline before summit coming from SE. (Under 5 mph)
Overcast until 12 pm and sunny, blue skies after 1 pm

Snow surface

Slight wind crust from 3,100 day nd above
Rimed surface hoar above 3,500

Snowpack

1pit conducted at 4,600 ft.
Southern aspect
34° slope
27° F
Less than 5mph wind from the SE
Rimed grains on surface with slight windloading from the SE.

HS:285 cm
Test pit depth: 140cm
ECTP22 Q2 RP-50 cm

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