Observation: Turnagain

Location: Center Ridge

Route & General Observations

Toured up center ridge.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Whumphing and shooting cracks on flatter areas on top of ridge, and on one shorter, steep slope (wind loaded). Quick hand pit just 'mushed' no obvious sliding surface or cohesion in snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy, temperatures ~15-25F. Calm.

Snow surface

Surface hoar starting to form on new snow.


12-20 inches of new snow on hard surface.

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