Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Standard Tincan uptrack to ridgetop at 3400ft.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Cornice breaks on Tincan ridge north of Hippie Bowl, causing wet snow avalanches on slope below.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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sunny, calm with a few Cu clouds to the south.

Snow surface

Crusty in am, especially in shaded areas. Snow surface softened as day progressed. Boot penetration to 2 ft in places.


Mostly isothermal snowpack with abundant corn snow. Ski tests resulted in kicking off small wet snow sluffs.

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