Drove through Turnagain Pass between 5 – 6pm. No new activity was seen and chatted with a few groups and no obvious signs of instability were observed. The melt/freeze crust along the road level was soft and insupportable to boots. Several riders reported punching through the crust with their sleds starting around 3pm. Instability showers and patches of sun and clouds were reported all day.
Scattered rain/snow showers and broken skies
Temps along the road were 39F at sea level and 36F along Turnagain Pass.
Valley winds from the East were averaging around 10mph
Soft and insupportable for boots, posthole up to thighs
Skis and snow machines were able to stay on the surface, but punched through in places