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Observations

Region: Anchorage Front Range
Location: Flat top
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Route & General Observations

Went up second trail on right from glen alps to flat top area, weather came in and turned around after exploring tightly spaced spruce on the nne aspect.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard SlabAspect North Northeast
Elevation 2600ftSlope Angle 25degCrown Depth 8in
WidthunknownLength 25ft  

Observer Comments

Triggered a couple touchy wind slabs while skiing out.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Weather

Weather

Temps rose from 2 to 20 degrees and winds were sustained 20-30mph. New wind slabs actively forming.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

10 cm soft stuff on hard stuff / scoured / wind slabs

Snowpack

ECT16 Q1 to facets on the ground
Depth 85 cm
Slope 25 degree
Aspect NNE

Photos & Video

Photos



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