Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Went to top of common bowl and skied the mellow ridge down. Poor bonding between new snow and old surface. Fresh shallow wind slabs were reactive and new snow sluffed easily. Snow transport into Todd’s run for most of the day and affecting below treeline early afternoon.

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

Small wind slabs were reactive, point releases into the lower part of common bowl and Seattle ridge.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Light snow in the morning then tapering off through the day.

Snow surface

A few inches of low density snow.


No formal pit data.