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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

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Observer:
Route & General Observations

Toured up Tincan via regular route. At 10am / 1500′ boot penetration was boot deep. At 4pm / 1500′ boot penetration was thigh deep. From 12pm-3pm at 3000′ boot penetration was boot deep. From car to treeline snow surface is wet heavy spring snow. Above treeline we found heavy settled powder and the skiing was decent. The last storm deposited a lot of snow on the upper ridges and the wind lips / cornices are super touchy. Lots of roller balls and sagging cornices.

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

Wet sluffs / point releases on S face of Tincan.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Party sunny, light winds, temps in the lows 30s.

Snow surface

Rain saturated snow to treeline; 6-8" of heavy new snow above treeline.

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