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Observations

Region: Turnagain, scottfennell
Location: Tincan to treeline
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

Couple laps in tincan trees. Standard route

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?NoCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

Snowing and blowing at treeline

Weather

Weather

Snowing. Windy above treeline

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

on our second lap @ app 13:00 we able to get shooting cracks on a test slope right at treeline. Blow snow had covered our tracks from the previous lap. Loading of nw aspect above treeline. Wind was light in the trees as we climbed and was in your face as soon as you neared treeline. We noticed several fresh slabs developing throughout the day. Hand shear and shovel shear test were easy and clean both at the new snow interface on top of the slab and at the slab/ old snow interface ( combo nsf and surface hoar location dependent) depth depended on location.

Snowpack

As seen in the poor photo below. New snow boundary and slab underneath. both Q1

Photos & Video

Photos



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