Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Took the route in from Center Ridge parking lot to Tincan. ~20cm of fresh snow in the parking lot. Ski quality: most excellent.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No obvious signs of instability

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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high clouds, calm wind, ~2*C

Snow surface

Low density surface snow


Generally rightside up, but ~5cm of basal facets found at multiple quick pits along our ski tour

Pit @ 2200ft, NNW aspect, slope 25*, HS=1 meter
ECTN 25 70cm from surface on 4finger/fist hard layer, with pencil hard snow above and below. Basal facet were moist and none reactive in our test