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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Tincan Common
Observer:
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Route & General Observations

Went up established skin track to tincan common, didn’t end up going to the top after seeing 3 ski tracks that triggered shallow looking wind slabs

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type UnknownAspect West
ElevationunknownSlope Angle 36degCrown Depth 6in
Width 40ftLength 50ft  

Observer Comments

We didn't walk up to the slide but it didn't look very deep. I'd estimate <6" but were at least 100 yards away. It looked like there may have been two separate slides that joined together. I took photos but we were too far to see it clearly. The slide was near the southern ridge between hippy bowl and tincan common.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

We also saw a single crack approximately 15' wide. It looked like it had moved a few inches, but hadn't slide.

Weather

Weather

Some wind above treeline, not blowing hard.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Some wind affected spots.

Photos & Video

Photos



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