Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan to treeline

Route & General Observations

Couple laps in tincan trees. Standard route

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

Snowing and blowing at treeline

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snowing. Windy above treeline

Snow surface

on our second lap @ app 13:00 we able to get shooting cracks on a test slope right at treeline. Blow snow had covered our tracks from the previous lap. Loading of nw aspect above treeline. Wind was light in the trees as we climbed and was in your face as soon as you neared treeline. We noticed several fresh slabs developing throughout the day. Hand shear and shovel shear test were easy and clean both at the new snow interface on top of the slab and at the slab/ old snow interface ( combo nsf and surface hoar location dependent) depth depended on location.


As seen in the poor photo below. New snow boundary and slab underneath. both Q1

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