Observation: Turnagain

Location: TinCan Backdoor/ Center Ridge/ Sunburst Backdoor

Route & General Observations

Three groups, one to 1500 ft at Tin Can backdoor, one to 1350ft at Center Ridge and one to 1500ft at Sunburst backdoor. Generally warm, overcast and lightly snowing. Range of snowpack tests from ECTX to ECTP10.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, lightly snowing at times. Warm temps.

Snow surface

New snow falling on moist recent snow from the previous days.


Center Ridge pits at 1350ft, WSW aspect, 27degree slope, test results CT29Q1 down 80cm, ECTX, ECTN28 down 80cm.
Tin Can backdoor pits at 1500ft, W aspect, 28degree slope, test results CT30Q1 down 75cm, ECTN21 down 65cm.
Sunburst backdoor pits at 1500ft, range of aspects from WSW to NW, 35degree slope, test results CT6Q1 down 70cm, CT15Q2 down 70cm, and ECTs ranging from ECTP10-ECTP15 down 70cm on facets.
See photos for a pit profile on the Center Ridge pit.

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