Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Taylor Creek to Taylor Pass, then north following ridge to Sunburst Weather Station

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Surface snow is unconsolidated (facets) and capable of sluffing in steeper terrain.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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-8°F - 12°F

Snow surface

10 - 30cm of unconsolidated facets
New Years crust (below the surface facets) up to 2500' in Taylor Creek drainage

Some areas with wind effected surface


Sunburst (off main ridge south of weather station)
west aspect
31 degree slope
HS 100

Hardness profile:
Surface: 5mm thick wind effected skin
100-70 F
70-65 4f
65-40 1F
40-10 P
10-8 4F
8-0 1F

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