Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack to 3200′.

The “Are You Beeping?” sign was not functioning in the AM but upon return in the PM it was working, perhaps after it got some solar energy!

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

The only avalanches we noted that are not previously posted are past the far end of Center Ridge, in the Lyon and Tincan creek drainages, see marked up photos. Unsure of when these occurred.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No red flags present on the non-moto side... aside from the visible avalanches on Seattle Ridge.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies. Light wind from the SSE.

Snow surface

Surface Hoar! Present from trailhead up to our high point of 3200'. Mostly ~8mm in size but the largest we observed was >3cm.
A ski-supportable crust was present up to 1400', with a few inches of dry powder above.


We dug a pit just above treeline at 2570ft on a SW aspect. Total snow depth (HS) at our pit was 255 but up to 300cm in surrounding area. We dug 1.5 meters deep and found a mostly homogenous, right side up snowpack. There was some layering (likely from previous wind), but test results weren't very exciting. We got a series of progressive compression failures in our CT tests, and ECTN results.

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