Observation: Turnagain

Location: Todd's Run, Tincan

Route & General Observations

Normal uptrack to Hippy Bowl and then the ridgeline out. Evident wind loading at upper elevations. Clear visibility throughout the day.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Wind loading happening at upper elevations

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Wind: Light, coming from N/NE
Sky: Clear
Current Precip: None
Temp: Morning -10, Afternoon -2 (Sunburst weather station said it was about 2 degrees mid-day before dropping back down).

Snow surface

Light, settled powder and new snow blown in from wind on the top 10cm.


Snow varied greatly depending on aspect and elevation (seeing more instability and wind loading at upper elevations). We dug one pit at 3500ft on an incline of about 40 degrees. All tests were unremarkable (no fractures, ECTX, STN, CTN).

160cm - Surface Snow: Light, settled powder, about 10 cm.
150cm to 135cm - Packed snow, Fist
135cm to 50cm - Hard packed snow, Pencil
50 cm down - Packed snow, some crust formed at lower based.