Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Valley Fog/Cloud layer from 1500-2000'
14°F - 22°F
Calm winds, with a few brief moderate gusts from the south

Snow surface

4-8mm surface hoar from parking lot to high point
In most areas this new surface hoar was covering 2-3cm of recent storm snow (suspected from Sunday)


Snowpit at 3300'
southwest aspect
Boot pen. 50cm
Ski pen. 10cm
HS 95
No signs of the Solstice buried surface hoar in this testpit
No concerns at the Dec. 9th interface
Hardness profile:
95-80 F
80-32 4F-1F
32-30 P/K (Dec. 9 crust)
30-0 1F-P

Similar structure in a pit nearby (HS 220cm)
Overall we had a right-side-up snowpack with good stability

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