|Location:||Turnagain Pass and Portage Valley|
Route & General Observations
High Avalanche Danger
Road observations through Turnagain Pass and Portage Valley
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Recent avalanches on Sunburst, Tincan, off of Seattle Ridge and possibly above the Seattle Ridge uptrack. Roller balls on Petes South. Visibility wasn't great. Flat light. Avalanche cycle was less widespread than expected but some evidence of crowns may have blown back in or some slopes may not quite have reached the tipping point. That is the spooky part with a buried persistent layer, definitely guilty until proven innocent.
Some channelized paths along highway and across the Turnagain Arm had fresh debris in them.
Light rain showers on and off
37 F Turnagain
40 F Portage
At 1000': saturated snow.
rain/snow line looked to be approximately 1100-1200'