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Individuals may have widely differing perceptions, for a given location, date, and time, of the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, of avalanche hazards, and of skiing or snowboarding conditions. The hazards and conditions reported in an observation can change rapidly. In addition, individuals can differ greatly in both their perception of objective hazards and their acceptance of the risk to personal safety of these hazards.

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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1554632220April 7, 2019 10:17Seward - Mt. Alice - Summer TrailToured up to 2600ft on summer ridgeline. Observed no red flags. Observed old avalanches triggered by cornice fall from last week on steep westerly terrain.
1553849880March 29, 2019 8:58Seward - Mt Marathon - SewardYesNatural avalanche seen from Seward on Mt. Marathon.
1553254200March 22, 2019 11:30Seward - Lost LakeToured out to pass just South of Lost Lake.
1553017620March 19, 2019 5:47pmSeward - Resurrection Pks - Road ObsYesGlide cracks are opening and avalanching on SE aspect of the Resurrection peaks, just above treeline. Possible small glide crack on North end of E side of Mt.Marathon above Bench trail as well.
1552674120March 15, 2019 6:22pmSeward - Benson Peak avalanche activityRecent avalanche activity in the Seward Area as well as around Cooper Landing. See pictures below.
1552673820March 15, 2019 6:17pmSeward - General Observation (Road Observation)Light precipitation and temperatures in the mid 30's. cloudy with light snow. Avalanche activity on Gilpatrick, Tritip, and Moose North. D-2 size wet slab.
1552536540March 14, 2019 4:09Seward - General Observation (Weather snowfall amounts for Seward and surrounding areas.Seward Rain and snow mix. Mostly rain up to two inches accumulation of snow. Temperature 36F at 4 am. Grouse Creek Divide (Mile 12 Seward Highway Elevation 700ft): Snow 2 inches an hour at times. Tot …
1551528000March 2, 2019 12:00pmSeward - LV RayAfter finding exquisite settled pow on Andy Simons the other day, we went back to check out LV Ray. Bed surface and constant spindrift in north coolies; jarring sun crust on the south half of the comp …
1551373200February 28, 2019 5:00pmSeward - Andy Simons MountainYesClimbed and skied the north face of Andy Simons Mountain. Watched and heard multiple rumbling loose wet slides coming down the south wall above Ptarmigan Lake. No formal stability tests, but no signs …
1551369720February 28, 2019 4:02pmSeward - Snug Harbor to Martin CreekRode from Snug Harbor, through Boulder Creek and into the Martin Creek drainage.
1550746800February 21, 2019 11:00Seward - General Observation (Road observation of Lost Lake and Snow River for Thursday)Winds out of the Northwest loaded upper elevations in the Lost Lake and South Fork of Snow River as well as surrounding mountains around the Seward Area. (See Pictures below.)
1550608920February 19, 2019 8:42pmSeward - Mt. Marathon treelineYesHiked up to start of bench trail (East Face) on Mt. Marathon just above treeline. Found an upside down snowpack at treeline ~725ft. Dug several hand pits. Observed many D2-3 avalanches on E, S and SE …
1550412000February 17, 2019 2:00pmSeward - EvaYesTour to about 2200’ ski down in terrain under 30 degrees
1550093580February 13, 2019 9:33pmSeward - Lost Lake Area and mountains around SewardRoad observation Lost Lake Area.
1549480980February 6, 2019 7:23pmSeward - Mt. EevaYesSkinned up west aspect to ~300ft above treeline and dug a snowpit 1700ft. With warming temps and rapidly rising instability, especially on south facing terrain we stayed to low angle terrain on top of …
1549472760February 6, 2019 5:06pmSeward - EvaTour to 1870' dug pit on W aspect with 20degree slope
1549112400February 2, 2019 1:00pmSeward - Harding Ice Field trail, avalanche accidentYesAccident report that follows was sent to CNFAIC. We are thankful for the positive outcome and the willingness for the person involved to share their story.
1547546400January 15, 2019 10:00Seward - Lost Lake Summer TrailSkied up the summer trail under clear skies. I noticed some surface hoar at the trailhead, but nowhere else. I dug a pit at 1175ft and did a full profile. I noticed some R1D1 avalanches from a week ag …
1547042400January 9, 2019 2:00pmSeward - EvaSkin to ~2500’ dig pit on SE aspect at~27degree slope.
1546088400December 29, 2018 1:00pmSeward - Seward- TiehackerSkin to 2100’ where pit was dug. Skin to ~2500’ to ski down.
1545825600December 26, 2018 12:00pmSeward - Little Bear-SewardSkin to summit of Little Bear Mountain. Pit dug at ~2000’
1545336180December 20, 2018 8:03pmSeward - Near Dale Clemens cabin (Lost Lake)This morning I skied up the Lost Lake winter trail past the Dale Clemens Cabin and dug a pit ~2000ft on a NW aspect 34deg slope. I didn't observe any red flags around the treeline where I was.
1545310800December 20, 2018 1:00pmSeward - Lost LakeYesPhotos sent in secondhand from Natural (likely) avalanche in the Lost Lake zone on Thursday 12/20/2018.
1486629720February 9, 2017 8:42Seward - Mt. Eva, SewardToured up from Stoney Creek to 3,000' in the bowl. We skied a NW facing slope just below the glacier.
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