Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Broke above the fog around 2500′, scattered clouds in the sky. Dust on crust till about 2200′. About -9 celcius.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Didn't see any obvious sign of current instability. Saw an old 1-3' slab avalanche in a gully off Tincan Proper, probably from the storm.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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About 3" of new light dry snow, broken skies, fog in the valley, -9 celcius, no wind.

Snow surface

Slightly wind effected on ridgelines. Tracks further skiers right in Tincan Common were filled in, whereas skiers left tracks were not.


No formal tests. Knocked down a few cornices, causing sloughing. Skied a south facing line, about 12" of ski penetration. Sloughs ran fast enough to cause a powder cloud. Smoked a couple rocks on the way down, with no result.