Observation: Turnagain

Location: Pete’s North

Route & General Observations

Pete’s North to 2700’

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Light occasional wind transport from generally easterly winds observed on Pete’s North and South above 3000’

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast skies, with clouds obscuring mountains to the north for much of the day
Temps 20s above 1000’, 30s near the road by afternoon
Occasional light winds from the North to East
Very Light snow started around 2 PM

Snow surface

Over entirety of route, 3-6” of fist hard snow over a progressively harder snowpack, with the exception of the NW ridgeline above treeline - previous wind affect left 1-2” of soft snow on the surface at this location.


See pit results/structure below in a slightly wind scoured location right at treeline. Probing in the area revealed that this pit location had a similar structure to deeper spots on that west aspect, where HS ranged from 155 to 200cm, with the exception of obviously loaded locations, where HS = 250 to 300.

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