Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass area

Route & General Observations

More glide avalanches – see photos.

Turnagain was cold and windy today.

Pit on W facing Magnum (2500′ , 30deg). 120cm depth.
Generally right side up with no significant test results. However, of note is a
layer of near surface facets that formed 11/7-11/8 and is buried 30 cm below the
last few days of wind effected storm snow. This sugary snow is 1 finger hardness
but feels looser while skinning as my tails kept sinking in. This layer was also
seen in Seattle Creek yesterday 11/12. It may or may not be a stability concern
(currently not shearing) but it seems to be the first layer of facets in the
pack at Turnagain. Something to watch.

Photos & Video
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