Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Standard route up up Sunburst west face to the ridge, skied down west face among previous tracks.

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

A party of two skiers we met said they triggered the same slope that was in the video observation from yesterday. Apparently more of the slope released when they skied near the area.

Glide release on Sunburst south face.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Surface hoar and faceting below tree line.

Above tree line, pockets of wind affected snow. Wind affect ranged from <1" thick to 1-2" thick, ~4F with ~F hardness underneath.

Photos & Video
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