Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst to 3200'

Route & General Observations

Normal route up SW aspect of Sunburst. Hiked from road to about 1400′ and skinned to 3200′. Descended SW aspect to 1500′ and hiked to the road. Very thin snow cover between 1000-2000′. Poor visibility made for very careful turns.

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Observer Comments

Snowing heavily from 12:30-3pm, no wind, and very low density snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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26F at road level
No wind
Snowing heavily (1"/hour) low density snow
Poor visibilty

Snow surface

4"-6" of new low density snow from 1000'-3000'


1000' total snow depth ~4-6"
1800' total snow depth ~10-12"
2400' total snow depth ~15-25" (40cm-70cm)
3100' total snow depth ~35-45" (90cm-115cm)

See photo diagrams for details on snow pits.

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