Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Beautiful day mostly blue skies. Found the BSH 20 cm down at 2500′ on a SW aspect. Reactive in shovel tilt test. Q1 shear quality. Did not conduct any other formal stability tests. Seems to be healing but slowly.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect West
Elevation 3800ftSlope Angle 55deg
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Two natural slabs on W face of Wolverine. One on W side one on W side of Wolverine summit ridge. Likely triggered by wind loading.

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Observer Comments

20 cm of Fist hard new snow sitting on buried surface hoar on top of dense old snow. Difficult to find the BSH until shovel tilt test told us exactly where it was. Cleanly sheared off in shovel shear test with light to moderate force, when applied at the proper depth.

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