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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1526065080May 11, 2018 6:58pmTurnagain - Road Obs- Shed cycleYesFrozen is turning to liquid brought Sixmile river up to 3000 cfs overnight. Significant avalanches noted along most of the Turnagain corridor. Wish I had a better camera but a couple of I phone picts …
1526049000May 11, 2018 2:30pmTurnagain - Turnagain- Road ObsYesQuick trip thru Turnagain Pass after last nights intense weather yielded some impressive avalanches in some popular ski terrain.
1524672000April 25, 2018 4:00pmTurnagain, Girdwood/Portage - Turnagain and Portage Road ObsVisibility was limited into the Alpine and worsened as we drove South. In Turnagain Pass we could see a few new small wet loose avalanches in some of the steep channeled gully's on Seattle Ridge. Talk …
1524409200April 22, 2018 3:00pmTurnagain - Tincan TreesToured up standard route to 2300’ top of trees. Managed to get to snow line during a brief let up in precipitation. Snowing up high with lots of wind and wet snow and rain down low.
1524326400April 21, 2018 4:00pmTurnagain - TincanAscend standard skin track to 2300' near Beaded Steam weather station.
1523800800April 15, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - Bertha Creek/GranddaddyToured up Bertha Creek, up the north face of the valley's headwall, over to Granddaddy Couloir. Lots of avalanches but good dry snow up high on north facing aspects.
1523728800April 14, 2018 6:00pmTurnagain - Tincan to 3200'Standard route along SW ridge of Tincan to 3200' on ridge above Common Bowl. We toured along South facing slopes the entire way monitoring surface conditions with afternoon warming. The snow was wette …
1523644202April 13, 2018 6:30pmTurnagain - Sunburst and photos of Seattle Ridge and TincaWe did a quick tour to 2500' on W and SW slopes of Sunburst between 4pm and 6pm to look at how wet and saturated the snowpack was in the late afternoon sun. The evening prior was the first clear night …
1523577600April 13, 2018 12:00Turnagain - TincanStandard uptrack to the common bowl after stopping at the APU weather station. Descending down the uptrack route and then skiing a south face from 2500'.
1523552400April 12, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain - Road observations along Turnagain Arm and PassMany large wet loose and wet slab avalanches from the warm weather yesterday along with possibly some today. Most of these are slopes facing E-S-W and at elevations from 3,000' and below. Less activit …
1523474940April 11, 2018 7:29pmTurnagain - TincanWent out for an avy skills refresher day. Tincan up route to 2,200 ft.
1523379600April 10, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass Road ObsDrove the pass to look for wet loose and wet slab activity. Numerous wet loose avalanches including a very large wet loose on Pyramid. No wet slabs were seen. 42 F at the road in Turnagain Pass.
1523222592April 8, 2018 9:23pmTurnagain - Seattle RidgeSeattle Ridge common up-track into -1 bowl and over to 1st bowl.
1523212980April 8, 2018 6:43pmTurnagain - Magnum-bench above Taylor Creek2,100' N lower flank of Magnum above the creek.
1523185200April 8, 2018 11:00Turnagain - -2 Bowl, Seattle Creek Drainage, Main Bowl, 2nd BowlCommon up-track, down into -1 Bowl. About half way down -1, noticed a smaller natural storm slide on a Southern aspect face. Rode Seattle Creek and Headwall area. Exited via -2 Bowl. Finished out the …
1523185200April 8, 2018 11:00Turnagain - Tincan, Common Bowl TopoutStarted from Tincan Pullout, made out Ascent towards Common Bowl Topout. Continued over North Ridge for Pit. Continued on bootpack route to Todd’s Run, made 3 Laps skinning up and down Todd’s Run …
1523145600April 8, 2018 12:00Turnagain - CornbiscuitStandard NW rib uptrack, following the ridge to 3600' just before the last subpeak for Cornbiscuit. Skied the north facing couloir into Superbowl. Many of the north facing Cornbiscuit couloirs had tra …
1523127600April 7, 2018 7:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass Road ObsPhotos from Turnagain Pass from 10 am and 7:30 pm 04/07/18.
1523049360April 6, 2018 9:16pmTurnagain - Seattle RidgeAscended to around 2100' on Seattle Ridge with the intention of checking out human triggered avalanches that occurred yesterday (Thursday the 5th) in Main Bowl and 2nd Bowl. Turned around due to poor …
1523030400April 6, 2018 4:00pmTurnagain - Dog BallsYesLower Eddies Route
1523026800April 6, 2018 3:00pmTurnagain - Sunburst West and NW aspectsUp standard skin trail, up ridge to first bump. Skied west and NW aspects with flat light and poor visibility. Sorry no pictures (couldn't see much anyway)
1522972800April 6, 2018 12:00Turnagain - tincanStandard uptrack to 2900' on bench just below the ridge climb to the common bowl. Skiing the trees was super super soft, deep, and fun.
1522965600April 5, 2018 10:00pmTurnagain - TincanStandard up track to false summit. Skied top and in trees.
1522951200April 5, 2018 6:00pmTurnagain, Girdwood/Portage - Road Obs - Portage to TurnagainRoad obs from the drive down to Summit and on the way back from Summit in the evening.
1522947600April 5, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain - TincanYesToured up to 3200' above Common Bowl via the SW ridge and descended NW ridge. There was 15-20" of new snow from a storm that ended this morning. Lots of obvious clues were present (recent avalanches, …
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