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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Standard up track to 3400′ skied down South West face.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Overcast becoming obscured. Winds light gusting moderate with periods of sustained moderate. Very light snowfall in the afternoon.

Snow surface

At parking lot - ~6" low density new snow
Tree level - ~6" low density new snow
Alpine - wind scoured on North side of ridge, wind board on South side of ridge, spatially variable wind effect on south face

Snowpack

Hand pit at tree level - moderate result with irregular non-planar fracture
See photo below

Snow pit at 3400' - ECTN12RP at 61cm buried surface hoar
See photo below
Boot pen 2'
From surface down to ground
90cm
F-
80cm
4F-
61cm
Buried surface hoar layer
60cm
4F
40cm
1F
25cm
P+
20cm
P
0cm

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