Route & General Observations
Drove the pass at 3 pm when the clouds broke to get a general survey of conditions after the storm.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Recent slab avalanche spotted lookers right of the uptrack on Seattle Ridge. Debris seen in channeled terrain on Seattle Ridge, mostly on the south end. No slabs spotted on the east side of the road. Significant warming was observed as soon as the sun came out at ~3 pm; wet loose slides were happening along steep road cuts as we were driving by.
Clouds cleared at 3 pm, 30 degrees at the road. Light northerly wind.
Significant cross loading and pillowed snow noted around Turnagain Pass, particularly along Seattle Ridge and Eddies.