Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees

Route & General Observations

Tincan Trees to 2200′

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Broken skies with light winds varying from the NE or S to our high point at treeline, with temps in the 20s.
Neighboring peaks and ridge lines - particularly to our south and west - had moderate to intense snow transport.

Snow surface

4-6" of new snow from overnight, with 5" measured in the Tincan lot. No noticeable interface between snow from last night and earlier this week. This week's snow - sitting on the stout crust that was buried on 11/22 - still wasn't showing any slab characteristics to our high point at treeline.


See below for pit results at treeline. Shovel tilt tests and careful pit wall inspection didn't reveal any notable interfaces/buried surface hoar layers above the stout 11/22 crust, including just above the crust. With the exception of moist rounding facets at the ground, the snowpack was dry at the pit location - 2200' - today. At lower elevations, including to at least 2000' on the route, the snow was moist just below the 11/22 crust.

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