Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees

Route & General Observations

It was socked in for most of the day, so we unable to see any signs of recent avalanches.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

The new snow layer of about 5" slid off MF crust when we skied over a 48-degree test slope on a WNW aspect at 2200'.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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It snowed on and off throughout the day but was mostly between S1 and S2. Wind 5-10mphNW.

Snow surface

4-8" of new moist snow on top of MF crust with moist snow underneath at lower elevations and dryer snow at higher elevations.
On S aspect we found large-grained MF moist to wet from the surface to 60cm down.


We found the old snow/ new snow interface from Sat/Sun to be 45cm down on a MF crust over a few facets which was on top of rounds.
ECTN25. PC-under crust @ 20cm down.
CT14. PC- Quality 3 @ same layer.
CT25. PC- a few cm further down.
We were able to pry the column out under the second MF interface from Sat/Sun storm.
Deep Tap- no failure until 3rd hard boot stomp. Found very rounded facets (2m)
Also did a percolation test and found the water to pool right above the 3.14 facet layer.

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