Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

We took the standard up track to the tree line of Tincan today. Yesterday’s storm snow has consolidated, generating high ski quality compared to the “too deep” conditions from Saturday. Snowpack was generally right side up, with exception of the lower 5cm of the snowpack. Dug a single pit at 2800ft, west aspect, surface slope of 28 degrees. Total snow depth was 84cm, with a new snow depth of 24cm marked by a prominent layer of buried surface hoar. Pit results: CT 1 on basal facets, ECTP 12 on buried surface hoar 24 cm from surface.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West Southwest
Elevation 4200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Large slab avalanche occurred in Hippie Bowl from a unknown trigger.

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