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Observation: Turnagain

Location: South Side of Eddies Ridge Line

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Up the common Eddies approach track. Be aware that the creek is open so you’ll need to make accommodations. There was talk of some kind of ladder? It’s gone or frozen to the bottom of the creek. Followed the ridge line back, skied southerly aspects. Returned to the front and skied back to the car. The forest trail is packed refrozen snow and in OK condition.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Numerous opening glide cracks and one that released recently on the south side of the Eddies ridge line. The glide debris was on top of fresh ski tracks. Suspected cornice fall debris was observed in a chute coming off the ridge. Also, a crown was visible on the looker's left ridge line of Kickstep's North face, it would have been at a favorable aspect to get loaded during the last wind event.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear, calm, cold.

Snow surface

Primarily wind affected snow and settled powder.

Snowpack

Pit at ~2,750' on the south side of Eddies ridge line (as detailed in map), 40 deg. incline, due west. Snow pack was deep at pit location. Possible loading from couloir above. Full probe depth 275cm+. Calling 275cm the top...pencil from 160cm to 210, 1 finger from 210 to 240, 4 finger from 240 to 255, settled powder from 255 to 275cm. No BSH found. ECTX.

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