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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tin Can Trees

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Route & General Observations

Skied Tin Can trees skier’s right of the skin track. Dug a pit at 2600′ on a
North aspect, 38 degree slope. Compression tests showed moderate strength and
energy with an overall good structure. CT16,18, Q2. Both failing 60cm down
above a 1F+ crust which is the new/ old snow interface from Sunday’s storm.
Overall a very right-side-up storm with grains already rounding and gaining
strength as a slab.
Surface conditions were great for skiing below ~2700ft, but looked quite
variable and wind effected above tree line. Jumped on a few test slopes and
wind pillows at this 2700′ elevation with no signs of instability.
Moderate winds and snow appeared in this zone as we headed off the Pass at 1400.