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Observations

Professional Observer:   Heather Thamm

Location:   Turnagain   -   Tincan Trees

Date:   Nov 21st, 2016


Small snowboarder triggered pocket in the Tincan Trees. Nov 21, 2016.



Photo 1. Mission accomplished! Anemometer replaced on Sunburst Ridge after a 129mph gust on President's Day knocked it clean off its perch.
Photo 2. Really forgiving surface conditions climbing up toward Taylor pass (Binding-top Pow)!
Photo 3. Kent May lending a hand with the anemometer mission. Kent is leaving AK this spring for snowier climates (McCall, ID), working as an avalanche specialist with the Payette Avalanche Center in 15/16!
Photo 4. New "Alpine Model" anemometer at Sunburst Weather Station. Thank you to all the Friends of the CNFAIC!!!!!
Photo 5. Pit#1 @ 2900' just below Taylor pass.
Lat: 60.7498 Long: -149.1833


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Professional observers are employees of organizations specializing in avalanche forecasting, mitigation and/or education. Some examples include: CNFAIC staff, AKDOT and AKRR avalanche program employees, AAS/AAI/AIARE level 2 and above avalanche instructors.


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