Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddies

Route & General Observations

Eddies standard West route to 2200′

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Observed some minor cracking under skis and large tree-a-lanches from the old growth Hemlocks around Eddies.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast with some broken skies around 2:30 to 3pm.
Lightly snowing in the morning (s -1)
Calm winds

Snow surface

10" new snow (25cm) at all elevations from road to 2200'


A few hand pits failed easily or on isolation on very steep 40+ degree small test slopes. Otherwise the new snow was too soft and fell apart in hand pits on lower angle slopes.

Dug two pits side by side at 2200' on a North aspect on a 29* slope. We found 25cm of new snow from overnight sitting on ~15cm of of Fist hard facets (.5-1mm) on a MF crust. The new snow was F- and unconsolidated - no slab was present. We didn't have any test results in older layers either. CTN x 2 and ECTX x 2. See pit profile for more details and temp profile.

*Both snow pits were located just below a small role where Eddie's West ridge flattens out at 2200'. We probed around and HS varied from 30cm to 220cm - An area that can be quite wind effected.

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