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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Sunburst
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Route & General Observations

Normal bush wack to Sunburst “greenish” terrain.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger UnknownAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southwest
Elevation 2500ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

Remote trigger (I think, I didn't actually see it, but did not notice it on our first lap). Looked like 30cm x 7m x 13m pocket, adjacent slightly larger avalanche definitely from previous day.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

When skied or skinned in untouched area cracking and whumpfing occurred.

Weather

Weather

Inversion, (10deg F) at car warmer up high. Calm and clear

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Pow

Snowpack

Around 1ft of new snow on old facets, grass and crusts. Deepest snowpack observation 70cm at ridge.



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