Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Route was classic Tincan with. a few laps in the upper tincan shoulder on low avalanche terrain and pushed into Tincan Trees. Snow quality is pretty decent with an interesting/poor structure at the bottom. We dug a total of 3 pits and we kept skiing and touring with caution and picked non/low avalanche terrain.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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High OVC
Mild winds from East picked up into moderate in the afternoon.

Snow surface

nice new snow/settled powder with a small suncrust from 1,500 to 2,000 on S aspect.


2,390ft on a N aspect (330)
HS: 40cm's
30 CM's of First hard
last 10CMs to ground 1m facets with a crust sitting right above it and small facets on top of the crust.

ECTN15 down 20CM on the small facets above the crust.

Pit was dug in a shallow snow spot most HS varied from 40CM's to 80CM's

Low density snow sitting on-top of a poor structure.