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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Turnagain- Road Obs
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Route & General Observations

Quick trip thru Turnagain Pass after last nights intense weather yielded some impressive avalanches in some popular ski terrain.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet SlabAspect West
Elevation 2000ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

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).

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

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.

Weather

Weather

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

Photos & Video

Photos



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