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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: -2 Bowl, Seattle Creek Drainage, Main Bowl, 2nd Bowl
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Route & General Observations

Common up-track, down into -1 Bowl. About half way down -1, noticed a smaller natural storm slide on a Southern aspect face. Rode Seattle Creek and Headwall area. Exited via -2 Bowl. Finished out the day in Main and 2nd Bowl.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

Several recent storm slides. Snow characteristics changed around 2:00 or 3:00. When traveling from 2nd Bowl into Main Bowl saw significant rolling snow balls down the Eastern aspect of Main Bowl.

Weather

Weather

Some sun in the morning, overcast later in the day. 30-40F, light winds on the ridge tops. 45F+ at the parking lot at 4:30.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Surface crust on top, ~12” of fresh below. Later in the day warmed to light mashed potatos. Still good to ride though!

Snowpack

Trail past the weather station has some exposed patches.

Photos & Video

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