Observation: Turnagain

Location: Pastoral

Route & General Observations

Tour up Taylor pass to Pastoral Summit.

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

Only sign of instability was the glide cracks. Easy to see and avoid being under them.

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

Some sunshine early in the day! Great for touring. Turned gray when we needed the sunshine the most for our descent.
Winds were mostly calm.

Snow surface

Patchy wet snow and ground from parking lot transitioning to breakable rain crust over softer wet snow from 1,500-2,500'.
3-4" of dense moist snow nearing Taylor pass at 3,000'


Snow depth at 4100ft is around 180cm
We dug a pit on the NE face of Pastoral at 4100ft
ECTX - could not find a weakness in the pack.

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