Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack
Most waterways are covered with ice/snow, thin snowpack up to 1300′
No new glide cracks observed

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No red flags observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm winds (no wind transported snow observed)
Mostly cloudy with patches of blue in the AM, trending to obscured in the afternoon with valley fog between Johnson and Turnagain passes.
Temps. 17-25°F
No precip.

Snow surface

3-5mm surface hoar observed from 1000-3200' on all aspects
15-40cm boot pen.


Snowpit at 3000', Southwest aspect. HS 255cm. ECTX
The top of the snowpack is of interest: 4" of snow (from previous 2 days) was sandwiched between Solstice surface hoar (size 6mm-12mm) and Christmas Eve surface hoar (size 3-6mm).

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