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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst ridge

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Traveled up to 2400ft on sunburst ridge

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

Glide avalanche activity on various aspects below 3000ft
Very minor wet loose activity in new snow

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Warm temps
Mild winds
Poor visibility
5cm of new snow at 2400ft

Snow surface

Wet but supportable snow from 1000-2000ft, did not get a hard freeze overnight

5cm new snow on crust from 2000-2400ft

Snowpack

Dug a quick pit down to 70cm below the ridge at approximately 2400ft, SW aspect
5cm of new snow on top of a 10 cm pencil hard crust. Below the crust consists of large wet grains, 4 finger hardness.
Ski pen - 5cm
Boot pen - 8cm