Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Took standard uptrack from Tincan PL to 2500ft on Tincan. Did quick pit at 2328ft, 100yds NE of beaded string station. Skied out N. end below First Drop.

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Observer Comments

No obvious sign of instability

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Bluebird day with calm winds. At 12:30 18F.

Snow surface

At 1000ft in meadow below PL, 20cm loose snow on top of M/F crust. Crust disappers at approx. 1500ft. Some wind effect observed at 2400ft and above. Otherwise loose snow all the way up.


Did quick pit at 2328ft and 100yds NE of beaded string sta. on NW-facing 36deg slope. Total snowpack = 120cm. Top down: F rounds down to 115cm. 115-50 = 1F rounds. 50cm to 0cm = disintegrating? 1F-P M/Fcrust. Did not find BSH layer mentioned by prevous observ0rs. Got CT20Q1 at 40cm. Did not observe evidence of facets or BSH on Q1 surface. Got ECTX.

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