Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees

Route & General Observations

This pit was dug to assess the bonding of the new snow to itself as well as to
the older snow.

2500′, W facing @ 38deg.
Top 14″ fist hard
14-18″ 4finger hardness
18″ and below 1finger harness going to pencil.
Total snow depth 8′.
CT13 Q3 just below the old/new interface in the decomposing fragmented snow that
has some slight faceting on the corners (@ 14″ depth). This result was unrepeatable.
All other tests had no results.

Generally right side up snowpack as we have been seeing lately.
The top couple inches of storm snow was relatively higher density and created a
shallow (2″) density inversion which could be popped out on steep slopes.
Check out this video.

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