AAI/AAS Pro 2 short tour in two groups to get acquainted with Turnagain Pass snowpack.
Temps hovering just at freezing.
No precipitation accumulation. Rain line at Eddie's Parking lot on the way in and out.
Very little new snow accumulation.
1000-1500' still knife hard rain crust
1500' up crust changing into more reasonable meltfreeze crust.
Interesting wetted then refrozen surface hoar on the surface.
Ski quality was ok (with our low expectations).
2000' NW & S aspects :HS 150-170cm. Right side up snowpack with the crust/NSF combo funky business at the top 10cm. Found 1225 BSH, but no significant test results x 12 pits (one outlier result)
2200' SE aspect: HS 120-150cm. Found three different persistent weak layers (0112NSF/BSH; 1225BSH; 1123BSH). Tested 1225BSH with PST, with no result).
No results with ski cuts or small test slopes.
Snowpack is unreactive *yawn* in the elevations we toured.