Observation: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge

Route & General Observations

A journey to Seattle Ridge weather station to calibrate the wind direction.

Mostly sunny with very light and variable winds. Temperatures in the low 30F range. Warm. Clouds stating to build by late in the day to the South.

Signs of instability:
Warm temperatures today but didn’t see any sign of fresh wet loose avalanche activity.
No other signs of instability noted.

Surface conditions:
Spring-like, soft, saturated and melting out. All snow surfaces, including North, had a variable wind/sun/temperature crust that softened with the daytime warmth. This made for a ‘punchy’ feel with the sled as the track fell through. In areas packed down with previous tracks (which are a lot) the snow was mostly supportable for a snowmachine.

*Many bare patches and little snow at the road elevation. However, plenty to take a sled up to the Ridge and have a good time on the other side.

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