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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1559037600May 28, 2019 10:00Turnagain, Summit - Butch Mt, Moose Mt and Super BowlYesVery large natural avalanche seen on West aspect of Butch. It looked to have released on the ground and ran to the lake below
1556992560May 4, 2019 5:56pmTurnagain - Tincan common bowlLarge glide crack opening up in the middle of tincan common (photo). Also noticed several glide cracks above tree line on eddie on popular west facing slopes, and glide cracks just above treeline near …
1556373600April 27, 2019 2:00pmTurnagain - Tincan Common BowlBackdoor uptrack to the Tincan ridgeline around 3200'. Descended Common Bowl, tried to avoided the recent slide area. Another group descended Todd's run, no instability was seen.
1556280000April 26, 2019 12:00pmTurnagain - Petes NorthSkied a North facing chute off Pete's North. Walked 30 ft from the car to reach snowline. Creek crossing and bush whacking is still manageable, but I bet not after 1 week of hot temps. Stout crust til …
1556200800April 25, 2019 2:00pmTurnagain - Tincan Common BowlYesStandard route up tincan after the most recent storm cycle to see what sowpack was like.
1556144995April 24, 2019 10:29pmTurnagain - TincanSkinned up standard route to 2400' to look at how much new snow has fallen over the last few days. We also hoped to assess the snowpack above 3000' on a North aspect to look for buried surface hoar an …
1555855200April 21, 2019 2:00pmTurnagain - TincanStandard up track to about 2300’, tree line. Looking to see how low the bar could be set for touring in the new storm snow.
1555772400April 20, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - TincanStandard up track to 2200'. Looking at new snow depths, bonding at the new/old interface and total snow depths in the mid elevation band (1000' -2500'). No vis to get good info in the Alpine.
1555344000April 15, 2019 4:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge, BBQ hill, Warmup bowl, -2 BowlRoad up Seattle Ridge to investigate an avalanche triggered by a snowboarder yesterday (4/14/19) on a NE aspect off of BBQ Hill in Warm-up Bowl (-1 Bowl.) This avalanche was triggered upon descent int …
1555243200April 14, 2019 12:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge - Warmup/Minus 1 BowlYesInformation passed along to CNFAIC by group. Big thank you to these folks for sharing!
1555203600April 14, 2019 1:00Turnagain - Seattle Creek Headwall, Seattle Creek, -3 BowlSeattle Ridge down into -3 Bowl, Seattle Creek drainage up into Seattle Creek Headwall, messed around in lower -4 Bowl, exited via -3 Bowl. Finished out the day in Main Bowl.
1555167600April 13, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - Sunburst / Taylor PassSunburst ridge to weather station and back through Taylor creek. High point 3,800'.
1555081200April 12, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - Tincan CommonStandard route up to 3300' on ridge line above Hippy Bowl. Looking at new snow amounts, rain/snowline, and for buried facets/surface hoar on northerly aspects above 3000'.
1555077600April 12, 2019 2:00pmTurnagain - Tincan CommonBrian and Rebecca, APU Snow Science 1. Standard up track to ridge above tree-line. Skied down following up track.
1555005486April 11, 2019 5:58pmTurnagain, Summit - Road Obs Turnagain to Summit LakeDrove through Turnagain and Summit Lake and back through Turnagain between 2:30pm to 4pm. Rain transition to giant chicken feather flakes just below the Turnagain Pass ~800', snowing hard both directi …
1554908400April 10, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - RaggedtopWe skinned up NE bowl of Raggedtop to just below 4000'.
1554818400April 9, 2019 2:00pmTurnagain - SunburstTour up Sunburst Ridge to 3,800'. Nice springtime snow and mostly supportable from the parking lot.
1554649200April 7, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - TincanYesStandard route to 3250' on ridge. Looking at surface conditions and crust supportability, rain/snowline, new snow amounts, wind effect, glide cracks and skier/snowmachine traffic at the Pass. ***Fu …
1554642000April 7, 2019 1:00pmTurnagain - Tincan chute prior to tods runYesNorth facing couloirs of Tincan
1554487200April 5, 2019 6:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass -Road obsDrove through Turnagain between 5:30pm and 6pm. Did not see any obvious fresh glide avalanche with snow on bed surface before it melts in the sun. I did notice a newish glide avalanche on an East aspe …
1554228000April 2, 2019 6:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass Road ObsDrove through Turnagain Pass to Summit Lake around 11:30am and noticed new glide avalanches on Eddies SW face and Corn Biscuit's SW face. Returned from Summit Lake around 6pm and noticed a very fresh …
1554048027March 31, 2019 4:00pmTurnagain - SunburstYesSunburst standard skin track to 3300' in the later afternoon to see how the higher temps were affecting the snow and possibly observe natural glide, wet loose, wet slab activity.
1553965200March 30, 2019 5:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge - Repeat OffenderYesSeveral images from a glide/full depth avalanche seen in motion on Repeat Offender. Debris ran over a portion of the common up-track. Also images from the backside of Seattle Ridge.
1553883780March 29, 2019 6:23pmTurnagain - Bench PeakYesslight variation to the standard Pastoral route
1553883660March 29, 2019 6:21pmTurnagain - Repeat offender, motorized uptrack.YesTo the first bench on the uptrack
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