Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan, Common Bowl Topout

Route & General Observations

Started from Tincan Pullout, made out Ascent towards Common Bowl Topout.
Continued over North Ridge for Pit. Continued on bootpack route to Todd’s Run, made 3 Laps skinning up and down Todd’s Run.

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

Accumulating roller balls after 1pm, Significant melt after 2pm, with slush below 2,000 ft.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sun, slight overcast, wind above 3,100 ft.

Below 2,000- 28°F
Above 2,500 ft-24-30°F
Above 3,200 ft.28° F

Snow surface

North-Powder within Shaded area by 1pm
South- Melt Freeze Crust
West- Powder in Shaded above 2500. Below, wind / melt freeze Crust


Elevation: 3,265
30° Incline
N/NE Aspect

Snowpack Depth: 235 cm.
CTN (+30 Q2) (Fracture 50cm at 45 taps)

ECTN (+30 Q2) (Fracture 60 cm at 52 taps)
Both fractured at a 2 cm layer of facets, approx. 2mm in size.

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