Observation: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge - Warmup & Triangle Bowl

Route & General Observations

Traveled along Seattle Ridge to take a look into both Warmup and Triangle Bowl. We were focused on Northerly aspects and searching for weak snow under the recent storm slab. We did not find any signs of instability and in the few places we dug, our pits showed stable snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, calm and warm until 3pm when clouds began to filter in and an Easterly breeze kicked up.

Snow surface

Northerlies had soft settled powder and Southerlies melt-freeze corn snow (frozen in the morning and soft by noon).


We dug in two locations on a NW aspect at 2,900'.
Our first pit was a deeper wind loaded area, 250cm total depth. We found good bonding with the 110cm slab over compressed and rounding facets.
Our second pit was a thin spot, 150cm total depth. Again we found good bonding between the 75cm slab over relatively strong facets. Photo of second pit below.

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