Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees

Route & General Observations

Tincan Trees from 5-8:30 PM

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No collapsing, cracking, or recent avalanche activity, though visibility to neighboring peaks was limited.

Glide cracks on Seattle Ridge.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast or obscured sky during evening tour. Temps near or above freezing, occasional light east winds, and occasional light snow, accumulating less than 1cm/hour.

Snow surface

4-6" of moist, generally upside down snow from the past 24 hours, over surface hoar and/or near surface facets formed since the 3/18 storm.


Pit @ 2300', NW aspect, 33 degree slope, with a height of snow = 230cm. Test depth 80cm.
CT 5 PC down 15cm at the new snow/old snow interface
CT 21 RP down 35cm at the 3/18 storm interface
ECTN 5 down 15cm, ECTN 21 at the 35cm interface
Shovel Tilt Test evaluating the top 30 cm showed no result at the new moist snow/buried surface hoar interface

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