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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Turnagain motorized, powerline trail
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Route & General Observations

Remote triggered storm slabs.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
Elevation 800ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 80ftLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

Remote triggered storm slabs, was riding in a meadow above the power line trail on the motorized side of turnagain. I was riding near the base turned out and remote triggered a slab on both sides of where I turned around about 200 and 150 ft to either side of my turn and a long ways above me. I was notified by my riding partners via my BCA radio and was able to get out of harms way before it got to me. We all have formal training and know better. Unfortunately vis was too bad to get pics or a good visual on the starting zone.

Being a long time turnagain rider, I haven’t seen avalanche activity on that slope or area often.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?NoCollapsing (Whumphing)?YesCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

We noticed snow density variations due to wind near the remote trigger area, was the only avalanche we observed. Some whumping in the trees.

Weather

Weather

3-5 feet of fresh snow, overcast and snowing

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Wind blown on top powdery underneath

Snowpack

No pit was dug



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