Observation: Turnagain

Location: Ingram Creek approx 2 mi north of Tincan Parking lot

Route & General Observations

Skied approx. 2 mi north of Tincan parking Lot along valley bottom. approx 10:30 am to 12:30

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Water saturated snow on top of buried surface hoar and facets.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Rain and wind temp 37-40F

Snow surface

Water saturated snow


At N60.48.067, W149,10.712 snowpack 59 cm deep. From top to bottom approx. 20 cm of 4F water saturated snow overlying 39 cm of F rounds, Rounding buried surface hoar layer at 15 cm above ground and 5 cm of rounding facets just above ground.

Did quick pit on bluff on NE facing aspect on the W side of Ingram Creek. Slope angle 37deg, Got CTV Q2 on rounding faceted layer at 15 cm from ground. Got ECTN@12 Q3 on same layer as CT, but only propagated half way across block.