Observation: Turnagain

Location: Road Observations

Route & General Observations

Drove the pass down to Hope Y and back. Visibility improved in the afternoon and provided some views of the ridge lines on the south end of Turnagain pass.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Saw several crowns from the road, but it was hard to tell how fresh some of them were and whether they could have been partially filled in glide cracks because of the cloud cover. See photos for descriptions.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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No new snow between 11 am and 2 pm. Clouds were thick on the north side of the pass and obscured terrain above ~1000 to 1500'. On the south side of the pass the clouds temporarily lifted in the afternoon to provide a sneak peak.

Snow surface

Observed surface texture that indicates recent wind transport along ridge lines of Cornbiscuit and Magnum above 2000' during break in clouds.

Photos & Video
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