Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Common Bowl

Route & General Observations

Really nice day, about 25 degrees.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

None, except natural avalanches that all ran during the storm.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Some clouds, no wind, 25 degrees out.

Snow surface

Crusty ice from the parking lot to about 1500' where new light snow had fallen. The crusty ice gradually turned into a breakable crust, and then just firm consolidated snow under about 8" of new light snow at the top of common bowl.


No formal tests. In the rolly hills nearing the final ridge approach to the top of tincan common, there was about 8" of nice light powder on non-crusty firm snow. On the final south facing ridge near the top, there was some wind crust and sun crust.

Wind affected, pillowed snow in tincan common, but it skied nicely and no avalanches were set off between about 25 runs and 12 riders. Sloughs did not run far. Snow felt abrasive.

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