Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Two groups traveled to 1800′ (one on Tincan from Center Ridge parking, one to Center Ridge).

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Observer Comments

No obvious signs of instability

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cold, clear and calm

Snow surface

Surface hoar observed, on Tincan it disappeared at 1400', but was still present on Center Ridge at 1800'. The snow below the surface hoar (5-10cm) is faceting sitting on top of the rain crust. The rain crust disappears about 1400'.


Good structure and strength overall. One pit on Tincan had a CT23 Q2 and CT28 Q2 both 20cm down on a hardness change. Otherwise no notable results. Total HS 160-170 right side up structure with pencil hard wet basal facets at the ground.