Observation: Turnagain

Location: Lynx Creek

Route & General Observations

Johnson Pass Trailhead to Lynx Creek drainage. Note: Johnson Pass TH is not plowed as of 12/5.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No cracking, collapsing or whumpfing today. Did see several older avalanches that likely released mid storm (11/30 or 12/1) within Lynx Creek drainage.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Fog layer persisted thru the day at the road elevation. Cold and clear above. Light winds, and no precip. Snowing lightly this afternoon as we got back to parking lot ~3p.

Snow surface

Breakable rain crust from highway to about 2500'.
20cm of low density fluff on top of four finger slab. Not super deep but high quality pow once above the crust (~2500').


Loc: Lynx Creek. Ele: 3,180'. Asp: west. Slope:15 deg

HS = 60-160cm the two locations I dug.
ECTN22 on buried surface hoar down 50cm.
Several 1F denser (wind) slabs below, then 1-2mm facets at the base of the pack. These were loose and mostly dry. Facet layer comprises bottom 10cm of snowpack. Did not test the facets in the snowpit but terrain progression and lots of small slope tests had us on steeper terrain by days end without consequence.

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