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Observations

Region: Chugach State Park
Location: Ram Valley
Observer: Anonymous
Date:

Route & General Observations

Widespread rumbling collapses, shooting cracks, and wind transport. Natural and skier triggered windslab avalanches on moraine convexities. These terrain features were relatively small, slides were 1-2 feet deep, and 50 – 250 feet wide. I assume they would have been larger in bigger terrain. A picture of one of these skier triggered slides is attached. Ongoing natural loose snow avalanches running full length in couloirs. Sand-dunes made of wind transported pebbles and crowberries.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Weather

Weather

windy, snowing

Photos & Video

Photos



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