|Location:||Turnagain Pass Road Obs|
Route & General Observations
Drove through Turnagain Pass to Johnson Pass trail head around 2pm. No avalanche activity observed. New snow along the road ranged from 8″ on North side of Turnagain Pass to 3″ at Johnson Pass trail head.
A little snow transport was observed on Pyramid peak (NW wind) at 1:30pm a few tiny dry loose point releases, otherwise no obvious signs observed.
Calm winds along road, Sunburst wx station was averaging 10mph w/ gusts to 15mph from the WSW at 4pm.
Total snow depths (from 10/29 storm):
Seattle Ridge DOT lot - 8"
Motorized lot - 6"
Sunburst parking - 5"
Johnson Pass trail head - 3"
It looks like winter in Turnagain, but be aware of early season hazards under a thin snowpack. Turnagain Pass received 5-8" of new snow along the road, and we're guessing a few more inches at higher elevations. This new snow has fallen on moist ground, with patches of old snow above 2500', otherwise not much of a base.