Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan, std route to common bowl

Route & General Observations

Toured from parking lot up through trees along the standard skin track and up to the alpine.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

numerous large avalanches on many aspects around the pass.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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-Partly cloudy in the morning becoming cloudy at 13:00 and then clearing through the rest of the day.
-Temps were high 30's to 40 degrees at lower elevations and high 20's to low 30's in the alpine.
-Winds calm below 2600' and light above that.
-No precipitation.

Snow surface

1000' to 2000' hard supportable rain crust and rain rivulets, 0 ski penetration.
2000' to 2600' supportable rain crust, mild rivulets and 1 cm ski penetration.
2600' up breakable crust 2-3 cm thick going to 1 cm. ski penetration 4-8 cm.
Below 2300' on solar aspects crust was softening by 14:30 and after.


no format pits but a few hand pits in the 2700' - 2900' elevations showed multiple crusts and wind layers with moderate shears between layers.
Snow beneath crusts below 2300'was very wet. Above 2300' moist

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