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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan and Center Ridge

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Alaska Guide Collective – Rec Level 2 avalanche course
9:30am – 5:00pm
One group to Tincan via backdoor route up to 2,000′
One group to Center Ridge up to 1,200′

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

None observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Valley Fog to ~2,000 ft all day
Calm wind. Light NE wind at 2,000 ft.
Clear skies above valley fog
11 degrees F at 1400pm

Snow surface

Widespread surface hoar (6-12mm) sitting on a 1cm thin rain crust.
Future nasty setup!??

Snowpack

See attached pit for Tincan at 1,900 ft NW aspect.
Center ridge pits at 1,200 ft W aspect had 1 pit with ECTP27 on Christmas Eve buried surface hoar. 4 other pits had ECTX and no other significant results.

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