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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Taylor Pass/Pastoral

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Route & General Observations

Toured out to Taylor Pass under blue skies and headed back to Pastoral- winds were the biggest factor after 2:00- we were observing significant snow transport on ridge tops and over the passes.

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Observer Comments

Old glide avalanches were in view for most of the tour out to Taylor Pass (on motorized side) and along Southside of Tincan/The Library.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Blue bird 'til afternoon then intermittent clouds and winds arrived.
Winds picked up around 2:30-3pm and temperatures dropped.

Snow surface

Frozen firm snow surface on skin out to Taylor-softer snow/crust in mid elevations- wonderful powder out at Pastoral.

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