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Observations

Region: Turnagain, Girdwood
Location: Turnagain Pass- Road obs
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Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain Pass between 4pm and 5pm. Numerous new wet avalanches on Seattle Ridge (SE aspect) and including one new glide avalanche between the motorized lot and the uptrack. I count 10 new avalanches from yesterday. All were distinct due the bluish color of debris compared the older avalanches from earlier this week. The visibility on the other side of the road was too poor to distinguish any new activity.

Two new glide avalanches in Girdwood Valley – Penguin and Raggedtop

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Recent wet avalanche from today on Seattle Ridge
New glide avalanches on Seattle Ridge, and Penguin Ridge and Ragged top in Girdwood Valley
Raining - heavy at times

Weather

Weather

Obscured skies
Heavy rain along North side of Turnagain Pass becoming light rain on South end of Pass
40F
Winds light to moderate along road

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

I stepped out of the Sunburst parking lot into thigh deep saturated wet snow

Photos & Video

Photos



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