Observation: Turnagain

Location: Near tree line WSW facing meadows on Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Traveled main skin track to access Sunburst. Veered north at 1600ft elevation to access untracked WSW near tree line slopes.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear sky, no precip, light ENE wind, no blowing snow


At 1800ft on a WSW facing 25 degree slope, we observed HS 44cm composed of fist and 4f facets above the Nov 16th surface hoar down 30cm from the surface. We had repeatable sudden collapse results in compression tests (CTM14 SC, CTH26 SC, CTM14 SC) on the Nov 16th surface hoar down 30 cm from the snow surface. An ETC had no results (ECTX)