Observation: Turnagain

Location: Lipps

Route & General Observations

Put in up track around 10am. At this time no slide was present on West or road facing aspect. Dug pit then went to the top of the ridge went across ridge going E.
We did not see any tracks leading over to the edge where the slide accured on Lipps.
*Happy people using the newly groomed X-ski trails at Center Ridge P-lot.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

No obvious signs of instability, just small point release slides consisting of the top layer of stuff.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Blue bird!

Snow surface

New snow changing to surface facets.


SW aspect
3000', 34 degree slope
There were two obvious storm layers and crust up to 2000'