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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunbursdt Ridge and West Aspects

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Route & General Observations

Skinned the normal route through the meadow following tree edge to alpine, Snow coverage at road level was just enough but pungie sticks prevail in the alders so watch out on the way out.

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Observer Comments

There were no signs of instability that we observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Overcast to broken clouds, light variable winds, temps in the mid 20's

Snow surface

Dense snow from the storm a couple of days ago wa the predominant snow cover. North side of the ridge was wind slab or scoured to a melt freeze crust.
Snow depths varied across the mountain, Above ~2000' there was 5" - 10" of new snow over a firm layer of old set uyp snow from previous wet storms. Below 2000' the snow got deeper with up to a consistent 10" of dense powder (especially in more sheltered areas -alders, near trees)..

Snowpack

Only did a couple of hand pits on the ridge . Was hard to penetrate the hard crust but the new storm snow was bonded well to it.