Observation: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge

Route & General Observations

Standard up-track up to Minus 3 Bowl (Triangle Bowl) area. High point 3,200′.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No red flags observed.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Dense fog layer from 2,000' to 2,700'. Sunny skies above.
Temperatures were in the teens at all elevations.
Winds were calm.

Snow surface

Surface was soft powder snow at all elevations traveled.
10-12" of recent storm snow from Monday, two days ago.


We found that the recent storm snow was 10-12" and still very loose and unconsolidated. No slabs were seen today or slab character within the storm snow. The facets under the storm snow were still very weak and felt 'heavy'. At elevations below 2,500' the New Year's Eve crust existed under around 18" of recent snow and old facets.

One old slab avalanche within the storm snow was observed in Triangle Bowl at 2,800'. It was around 200' wide, 10" deep and ran around 200 vertical.

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