Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Went out for an avy skills refresher day. Tincan up route to 2,200 ft.

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?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Several Wet Loose in the 2,500-3,000 elevation band.

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

am rescue practice in meadow: overcast, light rain, light variable wind
pm: broken clouds, intermittent light snow and rain, white precip in sky ~2,000 ft. freeze line higher, light-mod NE winds, blowing snow above 3,000' from NE winds.

Snow surface

top 25cm was rain soaked, a bit sloppy but not too bad with a warm wax.


3 pits dug: 2,100 & 2,200 ft. SW
HS 250-300cm
4F moist-wet top 25cm
pencil -> pencil + hard all below for 200cm
CTN x3, ECTX x3