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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1553529600March 25, 2019 4:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge avalanche inventory imagesYesSeattle Ridge avalanche images to help keep track of any new activity with warm temps and sunshine this week. Roller balls, wet loose avalanches, wet slabs and glide avalanches
1553526000March 25, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - Glide Road obsYesGlide cracks and avalanches in Turnagain Pass
1553518800March 25, 2019 1:00pmHatcher Pass - MarmotYesAPU Snow Science 1. Standard up track from Fishhook parking lot to the Marmot weather station. Ski down on one of the south west ribs.
1553353200March 23, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - Road Report (Tincan, Sunburst, Eddies and Seattle Ridge new avalanches)YesGreat afternoon in the rain for CNFAIC's meet and greet at the 'Turnagain Pass 20 Years Later' event! While there we noted several new avalanches from today. 1- Most scenic - Tincan's CFR bowl (lower …
1553346000March 23, 2019 1:00pmSummit - Moose MountainYesMoose Mountain wet slab avalanche seen from Seward Highway near MP 52. Released between 11am and 1pm on Saturday, March 23rd.
1553270400March 22, 2019 4:00pmGirdwood - Orca MtnYesNatural avalanche on Orca, west facing. Released overnight on 3/21. Large wet slab that took the entire starting zone and ran full path.
1553270400March 22, 2019 4:00pmTurnagain - Wet slabs seen from Turnagain PassYesAt least three new wet slab avalanches were noted on N facing Sunburst, W facing Magnum and N facing Cornbiscuit. Possible new wet avalanches on Seattle Ridge.
1553259600March 22, 2019 1:00pmSummit - FresnoYesAPU Snow Science 1 toured on Fresno to check out the spring snowpack. We made it to 2500' without getting soaked.
1553257800March 22, 2019 12:30pmTurnagain - TincanAPU Wx station Maintenance. Rain/snowline observed to be about 1800' at 12:30. OVC/OBS skies Light winds from NE-ish Drizzle in lower elevations, snowing S-1 to S1 higher up. Wet slop for surfa …
1553254200March 22, 2019 11:30Seward - Lost LakeToured out to pass just South of Lost Lake.
1553176800March 21, 2019 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootYesToured up Tenderfoot to 2450' to a North aspect, but still in low angle terrain. A recent large avalanche was visible from the road on the North facing terrain of Tenderfoot. We did not make it to the …
1553169600March 21, 2019 12:00pmSummit - Summit Road ObsYesDrove to Summit around 12pm to tour up Tenderfoot. Observed a number of new avalanches that were not here on Tuesday (3/19.)
1553166000March 21, 2019 11:00Turnagain - Turnagain Pass - Road obsYesDrove through Turnagain pass around 11am on our way to Summit Lake and returned around 3pm. All of this new avalanche activity was observed on our drive through at 11am.
1553101200March 20, 2019 5:00pmTurnagain, Girdwood - Turnagain Pass- Road obsYesDrove 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 n …
1553030280March 19, 2019 9:18pmTurnagain - Pyramid Peak - Turnagain ArmYesPyramid Peak had some impressive avalanche activity on the West face, North face and E face from this last week of storms
1553017620March 19, 2019 5:47pmSeward - Resurrection Pks - Road ObsYesGlide cracks are opening and avalanching on SE aspect of the Resurrection peaks, just above treeline. Possible small glide crack on North end of E side of Mt.Marathon above Bench trail as well.
1553007600March 19, 2019 3:00pmPortage/Placer - Portage Valley - Road obsYesDrove through Portage around 3pm. Lots of very large avalanches on all aspects and elevations
1553004000March 19, 2019 2:00pmTurnagain - turnagain main bowlYesspring conditions, failing snow, idiots going up repeat offender. standard day at turnagin
1553004000March 19, 2019 2:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass- Road obsYesDrove through Turnagain Pass between 10am and 11pm and again around 12:30pm.Lots of large(D2) to very large (D3) avalanches from over the last week of storms. Corn Biscuit was the most recent in the l …
1553004000March 19, 2019 2:00pmTurnagain - Tincan North sideYesToured across the bottom of Tincan following the standard northern out-track from the Tincan Trees to below CFR and up to the lower most portion of the North side avalanche crown. The avalanche releas …
1553000400March 19, 2019 1:00pmSummit - Summit Lake - Road ObsDrove through Summit between 12pm and 1pm. Not as much recent avalanches as Turnagain Pass.
1553000400March 19, 2019 1:00pmSummit - Templeton (aka Crater)Road Observation
1552996800March 19, 2019 12:00pmTurnagain - Tincan, std route to common bowlToured from parking lot up through trees along the standard skin track and up to the alpine.
1552993200March 19, 2019 11:00Summit - ManitobaStandard Manitoba uptrack
1552850760March 17, 2019 7:26pmHatcher Pass - Marmot ChutesYesObserved an avalanche take place in Marmot C=chutes on NW aspect of Marmot Mtn.
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