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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Creek Drainage

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Route & General Observations

Rode the common up-track to Seattle Ridge. Dropped into -2 Bowl and rode down into the Seattle Creek drainage. Rode up the drainage up to Seattle Creek Headwall. Climbed lookers right of the Headwall up to the top. Large cornices are present over the edge. Rode down and climbed lookers left of the Headwall. Debated trying to get into New World but decided against it due a heavy wind-blown areas. Exited the area via Seattle Creek and up -2 Bowl.
Finished out the day by playing in Main Bowl until 6pm, March is awesome.

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Observer Comments

Saw some previous slides in the area, most seemed to be on faces with heavy sun exposure.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Blue bird, 25-30F, medium winds on the ridegtops.

Snow surface

Icy down low, around the treeline snow conditions became more rideable, the ridgetops are pretty windblown.
Found a 1-2 inch crust over 1-2 feet of sugar in the valley bottoms. The crust warmed and disappeared with sun exposure.

Snowpack

Good coverage, no issues going anywhere.

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