Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Flats - motorized side

Route & General Observations

Turnagain motorized opener today. We attempted to put up the ‘Are You Beeping’ sign just outside the motorized parking lot, then checked out conditions in the flats below Seattle Ridge. Unfortunately, the sign stopped working after install…. we are working to troubleshoot.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No signs of instability seen

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast skies, light snowfall, calm winds in the flats.

Snow surface

Around 2" of new snow from earlier in the day. Very low density. The top 3' was very light powder snow.


We dug one pit at 1,000' by the large snow stake. 30" of new snow from the past two days (fist to 4 finer right side up harness). This was over 8" of small faceted snow (4 finger) sitting on the Thanksgiving crust. No instability seen in our pit or other observations.

We spoke with a few groups who rode to the ridge and the weather station. They also reported no signs of instability and didn't see any recent avalanches.

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