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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

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Route & General Observations

A couple of sunny laps on hippie bowl and then a fun tree run.

 

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

“Mostly sunny skies”... above the clouds
Clouds/VF 2400’-3000’, with clear skies above
Mostly calm air with some light Northerly winds

Snow surface

Deep and soft snow with minimal wind effect. Rimed particles above 2500’.

Snowpack

The new low density snow didn’t seem to exhibit slab character: Handpits resulted in just pulling through the new snow.
Note: a handpit at 1400’ failed on isolation below a crust ~35cm down

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