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Observations

Region: Turnagain, Girdwood
Location: Girdwood, Twentymile, Turnagain -glide activity
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

Many new glide avalanches today on the drive from Girdwood to Summit Lake.
Girdwood: SE aspect of Raggedtop, SW aspect of Goat, S face of Penguin
Twentymile: Large glide release near Carmen Lake (SW aspect) and on another SW facing slope adjacent to 20mile
Skookum: NE aspect – maybe older than today?
Turnagain: Pete’s South (SW aspect) Seattle Ridge- several new on Repeat Offender SE facing near up track, 2 new glide avalanche across from Silvertip Cr. SW aspect

*Many new glides opening on all aspects below 3000′ and all existing glides continue to grow and widen

*Wet loose activity on Magnum W face, Seattle Ridge E face, Most steep South facing aspects in the afternoon

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Time lapse of glide movement over a 48 hour period on Repeat Offender.

Natural wet loose activity on Magnum's W face seen in the morning

Glide cracks continue to open and widen on all aspects including the North side of Cornbiscuit.

 

Avalanche Details

Observer Comments

See notes above

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Weather

Weather

Temps:40's F
Mostly Sunny
winds NE 10mph g-20mph
No Precip

Photos & Video

Photos



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