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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Sunburst Treeline
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

7″ of new snow at sunburst treeline. Snow fell inverted with the last traces falling around 1pm melting instantly on my gear. Did not complete pit tests due to snow being unconsolidated. Loose snow avalanches on Magnum.
Variable snow depths across sunburst treeline and face, indicating storm/wind effect. It appeared that southerly to westerly got the most, but my visibility was limited in the morning.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect West
Elevation 3000ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Weather

Weather

New snow - likely inverted
Possible wind affect
High teens to high twenties



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