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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1484838000January 19, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass - Road ObservationsSeveral photos of tracks and wind effect from the last two days along Turnagain Pass. Report from a group of riders that rode back into Seattle Creek: Winds have done quite a bit of damage to the u …
1484661600January 17, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Eddies to 2500'Standard skin track to ridge just below the final steep pitch/Eddies headwall/west face. 2500'
1484590860January 16, 2017 6:21pmTurnagain - Tincan Trees and Sunburst MeadowsThree groups out today with Alaska Avalanche School for the final day of our level one class. One group travelled to the top of Tincan Trees. The other two groups went up Sunburst.
1484575200January 16, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - TincanTincan uptrack to common bowl. Snow felt upside down in deeper windblown places towards the ridge and other areas could feel the old hardpack. Cold and breezy on the ridge.
1484575200January 16, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - EddiesYesSkied the standard Eddies run. Watched a skier knock off a soft slab on the West face of Eddies. Beware that there is an open glide crack at around 1300' on far skiers left of the standard Eddies SW r …
1484568000January 16, 2017 12:00pmTurnagain - Sunburst skin track @ brushline.Common Sunburst uptrack. Stopped to dig pits and look at the fresh snow on the last rolling hill before gaining the ridge. Pit location was 2000', SW aspect, slope angle ~28 degrees.
1484509560January 15, 2017 7:46pmTurnagain - Tincan TreesYesSnowpack observations day with the Alaska Avalanche School, we had snowshoers so did a nice tour down low heading North at the base of Tin Can Trees. Saw two small D1 storm slab avalanches failing on …
1484492400January 15, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - Sunburst to 3300'Standard skin track up West shoulder of Sunburst to 3300'. Observed two crowns on North aspect of Sunburst that likely happened mid-storm (1/13-14) as they were partially filled in with new snow.
1484485200January 15, 2017 1:00pmTurnagain - EddiesEddies uptrack to tree line.
1484402400January 14, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - TincanSkied the trees. Had some small sluffing on steep rollovers. Had some cracking on a small test slope. Looked to be a recent avalanche on a NE aspect of todds run. Vis made it hard to confirm along wit …
1484402400January 14, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Tincan - Common Bowl and TreesTincan trees via the standard uptrack, and one lap up to 2900' below Common bowl on the standard uptrack.
1484272800January 13, 2017 2:00Turnagain - Tincan TreesTincan skin track to 2300'
1484228700January 12, 2017 1:45pmTurnagain - Lynx DrainageRode up into Lynx Creek near Johnson Pass on snowmachines to gather observations for CNFAIC. Overall poor riding conditions. Most everything was tracked out or had varying levels of wind effect/wind s …
1484214882January 12, 2017 9:54Turnagain - Seattle Ridge, East aspect above Bertha Cr Camp GroundSkinned along snow machine trail through Bertha Creek Camp ground and ascended East facing slope of Seattle Ridge. Variable surfaces and depths as we ascended, but in general snowpack was very thin an …
1484056800January 10, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge to 2700'Skied up around snowmachine up-track to ridge between Main bowl and Mama's bowl. Dug on Repeat Offender
1484042400January 10, 2017 10:00Turnagain - Seattle RidgeSnowmachine up track along east side of Seattle ridge to gods country
1484028360January 10, 2017 6:06Turnagain - Turnagain Pass NRCS SNOTEL - Center RidgeA quick look at current snow depth and SWE (Snow Water Equivalent) numbers compared to past years. Data from the NRCS SNOTEL at Center Ridge on Turnagain Pass (https://wcc.sc.egov.usda.gov/nwcc/site?s …
1483992540January 9, 2017 8:09pmTurnagain - South Side of Tincan ProperYesSkinned up normal uptrack, booted along the ridge to tag the proper summit, and as we booted back down to the common bowl to ski, we noticed a point release on the sun-baked south side of the ridge. I …
1483919820January 8, 2017 11:57pmTurnagain, Summit - Eddies and ManitobaToday we toured to just above treeline on Manitoba. Yesterday we went just above treeline on Eddies. Snow on the ground and skis on our feet meant we had a great time despite tricky skiing above treel …
1483907520January 8, 2017 8:32pmTurnagain - Magnum - North aspectsToured up the NW shoulder of Magnum ridge to look at upper elevation wind loaded Northerly aspects that have not avalanched.
1483884000January 8, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Sunnyside, Above Bertha Creek CGAlaska Avalanche School Level 1 Tour day up to 2500' to practice travel techniques.
1483880400January 8, 2017 1:00pmTurnagain - PastoralToured up Taylor Pass to Pastoral. Not one square inch of powder, but a great day to be out nonetheless. Almost spring-like temperatures up high!
1483642800January 5, 2017 7:00pmTurnagain - Road Observations - Turnagain PassIt was one of those days not to get blown off the mountain. Strong Northerly winds impacted the region and wind effect was evident without looking too hard. What was impressive was the amount of plume …
1483542000January 4, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - TincanStandard route to 3250'. Our objective was to assess the snowpack on a loaded North aspect. At 3250' just before ridge narrows we dug a pit and found 3 foot slab sitting on very weak snow (facets) nea …
1483452000January 3, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - EddiesStandard Eddies up track to 2500'
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