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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1521585360March 20, 2018 10:36pmHatcher Pass - Post Storm Avalanches 3/20YesDozens of natural avalanches from 3/18, 3/19, 3/20 Mostly wind slabs on leeward aspects (W>NE), some stepping down to PWL , 3000-4500' Mostly storm slabs on windward (E>SW) , some stepping dow …
1521584220March 20, 2018 10:17pmTurnagain - TincanStandard route to 2500' and then skinned north to CFR ridge. Objective was to dig in a shallower spot on north aspect and observe the winds at the Pass.  
1521558000March 20, 2018 3:00pmTurnagain - Lynx CreekRode to 2350' up Lynx Creek. Everything below 1500' is locked up below a (boot) supportable melt-freeze crust. Higher up (above 2000'), wind packed powder can still be found, making for pretty good ri …
1521534900March 20, 2018 8:35Chugach State Park - Arctic to IndianYesSkied the Arctic to Indian tour route on 3/19/18, 12 large and fresh natural avalanches were observed on all aspects. The popular ski tour route crosses the run-out zones of numerous large avalanche p …
1521487901March 19, 2018 7:31pmHatcher Pass - Marmot Gullys 1 and 2, Government Peak, and above Archangel trailYesRoad observations and close up look with binos at Natural avalanches on Marmot that crossed the road near Archangel. Road is closed until clearing can occur, likely Wednesday.
1521478800March 19, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain - SunburstAscended Sunburst West ridge to 2300'. VERY active wind transport seen in every direction, at every elevation.
1521478680March 19, 2018 4:58pmOutside of Advisory Area - General ObservationsNW winds 18-20 mph Gust to 31MPH. Active wind loading of upper and mid elevations South and East aspects with cross loaded gullies observed today. Wind loading observed from Summit Lake south towards …
1521475200March 19, 2018 4:00pmHatcher Pass - Frostbite/Gov bowl, and east side of Marmot (Corporate and Presidents ridges)YesRoad obs. New heavy wet snow and wind - ridges pluming. Southerly slopes; in Frostbite/Gov bowl and on Corporate and Presidents ridges. Road closed at Little Su bridge. Avy crossed road they say.
1521473400March 19, 2018 3:30pmSummit - Road Ob - Summit3 dry loose and 2 slab avalanches between Hope Y and South end of Summit Area. Wind pluming and transport on most ridgelines. The trees have a fresh dusting of snow at 1400'.
1521471600March 19, 2018 3:00pmTurnagain - Road Obs - TurnagainDrove through Turnagain Pass at around 3 pm prior to tour up Sunburst. Sunny skies and wind transport at ridgetops with wind devils transporting snow all the way down to the road. Pluming at ridgetops …
1521468000March 19, 2018 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Upper Gold Cord Basin, SW of Birthday PassYes
1521468000March 19, 2018 2:00pmGirdwood/Portage - Girdwood / Portage Road ObsDrove down to Portage Lake. Active wind transport seen in every direction.
1521464400March 19, 2018 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Marmot MountainYes
1521464400March 19, 2018 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Marmot avalanche road observationsYes
1521454560March 19, 2018 10:16Hatcher Pass - Mile 15YesLarge avalanche crossed the road at mile 15. This was reported by a State Parks Ranger, I have not been up to see the slide and have been told not to go due to highly unstable conditions. Visibility i …
1521308700March 17, 2018 5:45pmHatcher Pass - North side of Microdot.Yes
1521307620March 17, 2018 5:27pmChugach State Park - South Fork of Eagle River, Hiland Road, Cottongrass PathYesLarge natural and human triggered avalanches continue throughout the South Fork Valley. Travel on terrain near slopes steeper than 30 degrees is discouraged. This instability will be very slow to stab …
1521306000March 17, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain - TincanStandard uptrack to 2500' checking out surface conditions and observing temperature, cloud cover and any possible natural activity
1521302400March 17, 2018 4:00pmChugach State Park - Eastern tributaries to Ship Creek 0.8 to 1.2 mi South of Rendevous PkYesRecent avalanche debris observed in Ship Creek drainage
1521295200March 17, 2018 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Government PeakYesToured up and down NE Ridge of Government. Many skiers and tracks on Sunnyside / S face of 4068. Several tracks down SE ridge of Government. Midday snow on ridges was wind affect but got softer the lo …
1521295200March 17, 2018 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Peak 4068 (across the road from Marmot)YesPlanned to skin up Peak 4068 from the Marmot parking lot. The slope was shaded and thus shielded from high temps/solar radiation. There was a well traveled skin track. A skier triggered avalanche ran …
1521288000March 17, 2018 12:00pmHatcher Pass - Microdot - South SideYes
1521277200March 17, 2018 9:00Chugach State Park - Hiland Road, South ForkYesNumerous large full-depth naturals observed this morning (3/16/18), the largest 1,500' wide, 2-3' deep, running 1,500'. These slides are running to the ground, taking out the entire season snowpack. …
1521219600March 16, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain, Girdwood/Portage - Road Obs Seward Highway to Turnagian PassDrove from Girdwood to Turnagain Pass between 5pm and 6:30pm to look for recent natural avalanche activity from the last two days.
1521132060March 15, 2018 4:41pmChugach State Park - The Drive In, Hiland Road, South Fork of Eagle River, Eagle River, AlaskaYes
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