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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Common Bowl Plateau (before bootpack Trail)

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Route & General Observations

Normal uptrack for Tincan Common Bowl.
33°F parking lot & 27°F after 2,000 ft. with wind from the SE below 5 mph.
Wind loading from SE consistent up to Tincan Common topout 3,100 ft.
Heavy wind loading from the NW after 3,100 with 3-10 wide cornices leading towards Tincan Proper.

260cm snowpack depth at 2,200 ft beside APU weather station
320 cm snowpack depth at 3,240 ft.

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Observer Comments

-Windloading from SE up to 3,000 ft, and heavy corniced, windloaded ridges above 3,100 ft from the NW.
-Cornice debris above Tincan Common Bowl

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

4-6 inches of new snow from personal observation on Monday.
Parking lot temps around 33°F
27°F with 5mph winds at Tincan Common topout

Snow surface

4-6 Inches of dense, new snow from Monday, February 3rd
Crust only along ridge line with loading focused from the SE

Snowpack

Started my pit at 12pm, Elevation 3,240 ft.
Overcast skies
<5 mph winds

320 cm total snowpack depth
SSW aspect
Dug and observed down to 60 cm above base (Pit depth 260)

Hardness: Monday nights snowfall created a fist hardness until 20cm down (see photo)
MLK buried surface hoar 45 cm down. No tests performed
Melt freeze crust 240 cm down. melt-freeze grains in photo

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