Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan trees

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack. Started to flurry around 12, light wind at treeline.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Shooting crack on the lee side of one of the rollovers at treeline.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Nice light snow at and below trendline.


Quick pit; approximately 27 degree slope, 2500', NW face, height of snow 70cm. CT29 Sudden planar, 40cm below surface, guessing buried surface hoar but didn't confirm.