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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
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
1553871600March 29, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge & 2nd BowlSeattle Ridge to Little Sweden. Dropped into 2nd Bowl. Checked out a recent large slide, note size of snowmachine in picture. Nervously traveled from 2nd to Main. Crossed recent slide path on common u …
1553796000March 28, 2019 6:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass Evening Road ObsYesDrove through Turnagain and Summit Lake to look for any new avalanche activity. Several new glide cracks have released on SE to SW aspects. Also noted some recent wet loose and small wet slabs on Seat …
1553700633March 27, 2019 3:30pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge - Glide avalanchesYesThree new glide cracks avalanched between 1:45pm and 3:30pm on SE aspect of Seattle Ridge. One of these glides also pulled out a slab avalanche with it.┬áSeveral other glide cracks looked like they we …
1553698800March 27, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - Corn Biscuit - Davis CreekWe skinned up lower Davis Creek (between Corn Biscuit and PMS bowl, Magnum) to look at a far running pile of debris that filled up Davis Creek and stopped just short of the power line from the 2 week …
1553529600March 25, 2019 4:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge avalanche inventory imagesYesSeattle Ridge avalanche images to help keep track of any new activity with warm temps and sunshine this week. Roller balls, wet loose avalanches, wet slabs and glide avalanches
1553526057March 25, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - SunburstYesStandard route to 3200'. Overall freeze was more significant than expected. Melt-freeze crust was supportable to around 2500'. Clouds in the am and light winds helped surfaces stay cooler than forecas …
1553526000March 25, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - Glide Road obsYesGlide cracks and avalanches in Turnagain Pass
1553353200March 23, 2019 3:00pmTurnagain - Road Report (Tincan, Sunburst, Eddies and Seattle Ridge new avalanches)YesGreat afternoon in the rain for CNFAIC's meet and greet at the 'Turnagain Pass 20 Years Later' event! While there we noted several new avalanches from today. 1- Most scenic - Tincan's CFR bowl (lower …
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