Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Sunburst, right skin track from the parking lot, next to the creek, then traversed farther left to the standard ridge.
Dug a pit at 3500′ and skied back down to the car.
Great skiing above 2200. A supportable crust was noticeable below that and all the way to the car, with 10 cms of snow on top to ski just fine.

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Observer Comments


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly clear sky, with a few clouds here and there.
Calm/light wind from SE.

Snow surface

SP:3 cms at the ridge.
Good hero snow to ski.


Pit @ 3500' ASL
TSD: 168 cms
SA: 18ยบ
Shovel Shear breaking @ 21 cms undersurface.
Grain looked to me like like decomposing particles. (Wondering if was the BSH affected by wind?)

No signs of instability. Still skied a conservative line.

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