Observation: Turnagain

Location: Pete’s North

Route & General Observations

JP TH > Alder festival > Pete’s North.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Mostly clear skies, with high Cirrostratus approaching from south, preceding the next storm.
Calm/light winds from NE.
Inverted temps.

Almost time to start paying attention to solar radiation on sunny days. A cornice near 3200’ had little baby roller balls shedding off.
On our last run (4pm), the steepest section of the south face had started to develop a very slight suncrust.

Snow surface

~20cm low density snow.
2-4mm Surface hoar above treeline up to our high point of 3200’


Snowpit @ 2250’ on WSW slope
A fragile, thin MF crust was found with facets above and below, 70cm down. This was our layer of concern (LOC).
ECTX, but overloading with 2 boot stomps produced a break at the LOC, which then sheared when pried with a shovel.

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