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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1493218800April 26, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass Road ObsDrove through Turnagain Pass to see if there's been any new natural activity over the last two days with warm temps and rainy/overcast conditions. A few new natural wet loose slides were seen on Magnu …
1493125200April 25, 2017 1:00pmAnchorage Front Range - Peak 3Skin/boot packed up trying to stay up on the ridge above the main gully as much as possible. Shallow re-freeze of the top layer, collapsing through to some wet soggy snow on west-facing slopes. Snow i …
1493053200April 24, 2017 5:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass Road ObsDrove through Turnagain Pass to Johnson Pass trailhead at around 5 pm to look for recent wet avalanche activity and glide releases due to rain, warm temperatures and lack of freeze overnight
1492948800April 23, 2017 12:00pmTurnagain - Magnum/Sunburst area - Basketball & Elevator ShaftYesSkied Basketball and Elevator Shaft yesterday. Snow falling up high, rain down low. Basketball was something like hot pow, Elevator Shaft was more like wet pow. First skier down Basketball triggered a …
1492876800April 22, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - SunburstTour up Sunburst to take a look at the amount of re-freeze from last night as well as any recent avalanche activity that may have occurred.
1492790400April 21, 2017 4:00pm - Road Observations along Turnagain PassYesA quick drive through Turnagain Pass to see if there has been any recent avalanche activity in the last couple days. Answer is yes. One new glide/wet slab on Seattle Ridge and possibly one new glide/w …
1492630200April 19, 2017 7:30pmAnchorage Front Range - Rendezvous Peak-Avalanche GullyToured up cat track to the Gordon Lyon-Rendezvous Peak pass and along N shoulder to summit of Rendezvous Peak.
1492606800April 19, 2017 1:00pmTurnagain - TincanAscended to top of Common, descended via CFR.
1492542000April 18, 2017 7:00pmAnchorage Front Range - McHugh PeakToured up the NW ridge of McHugh, skied a W aspect gully.
1492444800April 17, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Advisory Area heli obsFlight through Turnagain Pass as part of a repeater repair mission. Seated on the left side of helicopter so only got a good look at the East side of the pass except for one shot of Seattle Ridge.
1492444800April 17, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Advisory Area heli obs Part 2Flight through Turnagain Pass as part of a repeater repair mission. Seated on the left side of helicopter so only got a good look at the East side of the pass except for one shot of Seattle Ridge.
1492363800April 16, 2017 5:30pmTurnagain - SW Corn BiscuitTwo large wet slab releases to the ground SW face of Corn Biscuit, looked like initiated by wet loose stuff from rocks above. Seemed pretty recent as evidenced by the snow still in the tract, I was in …
1492272000April 15, 2017 4:00pmGirdwood/Portage - Eklutna, Whiteout, Eagle glacier areaToured above girdwood. Several large avalanches on NW, NE and W aspects. E aspects had some activity but seemed limited to the melt/freeze cycle at this time. W aspects seemed to have the most recent …
1492192800April 14, 2017 6:00pmGirdwood/Portage - RaggedtopYesNatural wet slab avalanche on SE aspect of Ragged Top, occurred around 5:30pm
1492189560April 14, 2017 5:06pmTurnagain - Cornbiscut W to SW aspect TreelineYesMain Skin track up to treeline and then traversed south (remained mostly on western aspect). Observed warming as day went on.
1492185600April 14, 2017 4:00pmAnchorage Front Range - Kanchee PeakYesToured up Long Lake Valley, up the S face of Tanaina, down the N side of Tanaina and then down Show Hawk and around to the Dome. We had some minor settling on the south side of Tanaina and there were …
1492182000April 14, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - SunburstStandard skin track to check out the skier triggered slide that occurred the day before 4.13.17 around 4:30 pm. We dug just above the slide but did not do a crown profile due to hazard from warming s …
1492174800April 14, 2017 1:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lost LakeRode Snug Harbor to Lost Lake, left the truck about 11pm. Noticed many Southern aspect slopes had either slid, or showed signs of sliding. All looked to be natural.
1492171200April 14, 2017 12:00pmTurnagain - Corn BiscuitYesStandard Corn Biscuit up-track through trees, then stayed north, following the valley.
1492106400April 13, 2017 6:00pmTurnagain - SunburstYesI was not surprised by this avalanche, and I am sharing because I got a great video and it provides great visual information about the need to ski to safety zones when skiing with partners. I knew …
1492097400April 13, 2017 3:30pmHatcher Pass - Archangel Rd/Snow BirdYesTook the typical up-route to the Snowbird hut. All south facing aspects with rocks exposed are heating and have wet slides/point release avalanches filling the gullies. Early morning hours provides fi …
1492064880April 13, 2017 6:28 - AlaskaRemote sensing - another timelapse of the GOES ALIR satellite images. March 6, 2017 through April 11, 2017
1492034610April 12, 2017 10:03pmTurnagain - TincanAscended standard skin track to 3300' on Tincan. Recent slab avalanche on the Headwall in Seattle, Northern aspect. Some new wet loose avalanche activity on SE aspect of Seattle Ridge. Updated: Gli …
1492025404April 12, 2017 7:30pmOutside of Advisory Area - Tiehacker Avalanche and Lost LakeTiehacker Avalanche (Reported on 4/8 late in the day), Lost Lake Area (South end..avalanches past 24 hours). Springtime warm up has been triggering wet slab avalanches in the Lost Lake area as w …
1492015740April 12, 2017 4:49pmSummit - Summit Lake Road ObsNew natural avalanches in the past 24 hours on Fresno, Moose Mountain, and Butch Peak. Sunny and very warm weather. Wet snow avalanches in the afternoon.
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