Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Standard route to the top.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Whumphing on some of the flat areas above the treelike.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Partly cloudy, slight breeze. High 20 F.

Snow surface

Crust. Increasing thickness with elevation from < 1 cm to 3-4 cm. (estimated, not measured).


Hand pits failed at the ice layer near the ground, facets observed on failure surface. Snow pit showed a similar failure location.