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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1490386920March 24, 2017 8:22pmTurnagain - EddiesAPU Snow science 1 class toured to 2500'
1490376960March 24, 2017 5:36pmTurnagain - Tincan Common UptrackAlaska Pacific University Snow Science class toured to 2300' to observe how four day old storm snow is behaving.
1490295600March 23, 2017 7:00pmTurnagain - SunburstEarly evening up Sunburst to ~3000'; down westerly aspect to parking lot.
1490277600March 23, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - TincanYesSkied standard uptrack on Tincan to 2900ft to ridgetop at head of Hippie Bowl.
1490198400March 22, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - Corn BiscuitAscended/descended West face of Corn Biscuit to 3200'. Experienced localized collapsing below 1600' off of the established skin track. We noted a handful of old (within the last two days) skier trigge …
1490117460March 21, 2017 5:31pmTurnagain - South face cornbuscuitYes
1490097600March 21, 2017 12:00pmTurnagain - Corn BiscuitBroke trail up Corn Biscuit. Dug 2 pits. Skied a WSW from 3,200 feet, lower third turns more SW and had light breakable suncrust. Lap 2 planned to ski another WSW line from 3,500 feet, but a big woo …
1490018400March 20, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge, Main Bowl, Warm Up Bowl, Minus 3 BowlRode up Seattle Ridge to see how the storm snow was settling and bonding to the old faceted snow below.
1489983360March 20, 2017 4:16Turnagain - MagnumYesMagnum
1489954080March 19, 2017 8:08pmTurnagain - GoldpanYesToured up Bertha Creek towards Goldpan. Snowing heavily in the AM, before rapidly clearing and becoming mostly sunny.
1489951500March 19, 2017 7:25pmTurnagain - Sunburst TreelineYes7" of new snow at sunburst treeline. Snow fell inverted with the last traces falling around 1pm melting instantly on my gear. Did not complete pit tests due to snow being unconsolidated. Loose snow av …
1489939200March 19, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - Seward Highway down to Johnson PassDid a lap through the pass down to Johnson to get road observations after the skies cleared off
1489924800March 19, 2017 12:00pmTurnagain - tincan treesA few laps in the trees
1489865700March 18, 2017 7:35pmTurnagain - Spokane CreekToured up Spokane Creek to upper basin. Variable snow quality
1489622400March 16, 2017 12:00Turnagain - State of AlaskaRemote sensing. Unfortunately no skiing to create this observation. Images scraped from NOAA.
1489590000March 15, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - N side of Cornbiscuit, PMS bowl/ Magnum to 3500'Toured up between Magnum and Cornbiscuit. Dug pits on the N side of Cornbiscuit and the SW slope below PMS bowl on Magnum. Topped out on the ridgeline of Magnum at 3500'.
1489512240March 14, 2017 5:24pmTurnagain - Magnum - Superbowl / Cornbiscuit & TincanGeneral observations from last two days out ski touring in Turnagain Pass. Monday: Magnum PMS bowl and Superbowl / Cornbiscuit area. Tuesday: Tincan - Todds run.
1489327200March 12, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Center Ridge
1489248000March 11, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - TincanYesStandard route up Tincan to Todd's Bowl. Noticed a recent slab avalanche on SE aspect of Seattle Ridge, an area known as Little Sweden. The slide covered several snowmachine tracks. This was confirmed …
1489235400March 11, 2017 12:30pmTurnagain - Seattle RidgeYesHad a small Snowmachine triggered avalanche today in turnagain pass near gods country. I was doing a left hand side hill across the face. It remote triggered about 15' above me as I was passing the tr …
1489152600March 10, 2017 1:30pmTurnagain - Upper tincan creekToured upper tincan creek area.
1489084380March 9, 2017 6:33pmTurnagain - Seattle RidgeTraveled along the base of Seattle Ridge and then midway up the up-track with a reporter/writer who is writing a book about snow! We viewed the slowly opening glide crack to the looker's left of the u …
1488981600March 8, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Eddies to 3100'Eddies to the ridge at 3100'
1488902400March 7, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - Road Observations and Lynx DrainageA quick trip up the Lynx drainage to check on the snowpack on the South end of the advisory area. The most exciting thing we found today was during the drive conducting road 'obs'. Which is a glide cr …
1488672000March 5, 2017 12:00Turnagain - Goldpan/CornbiscuitA few laps in the goldpan, cornbiscuit, magnum area.
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