|Location:||Turnagain- Road Obs|
Route & General Observations
Quick trip thru Turnagain Pass after last nights intense weather yielded some impressive avalanches in some popular ski terrain.
|Trigger||Natural||Avalanche Type||Wet Slab||Aspect||West|
|Elevation||2000ft||Slope Angle||unknown||Crown Depth||unknown|
Natural wet slab avalanches on Pete's South, Lipps, Magnum and Tincan. See Trip Kenney's observation for a few more photos of Magnum and Tincan.
All avalanches have in common a westerly aspect and similar elevation (~2,000).
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Creeks from Girdwood to Portage and thru Turnagain Pass are running high. Rain on snow last night and a draining snowpack is providing for some obvious signs of instability.
Some impressive water totals from the Thursday night/ Friday morning storm
Girdwood: ~2" H2O
Bear Valley (Portage, near tunnel): ~6.5" H2O
Whittier: ~4" H2O