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Observations

Professional Observer:   Kevin Wright

Location:   Turnagain   -   Sunburst SW face

Date:   Nov 18th, 2011

Glide avalanche close up

This is one of the old glide avalanches, more than a week old. Current pits
indicate more freezing at ground interface. Glide events like this one seem to
be getting less frequent. Cold temperatures near or below zero on this day.
Widespread faceting found through the snowpack.




Photo 1. Glide avalanche, with lateral stress cracks.
Lat: 60.7644 Long: -149.1924


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