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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1321095600November 12, 2011 11:00Turnagain - Tincan trees, NNW aspectAt 10am, a group of nine APU students along with Professor Eeva Latosuo and Instructor Sean Mcmanamy arrived at Tincan to conduct our weekly snow science class. Upon arrival, skies were obscured an …
1321012800November 11, 2011 12:00pmTurnagain - Tin Can CommonSkied Tin Can Common today under increasing clouds. Dug a pit on a SW face at 3200'. Total snow depth was 140cm, 35 degree slope. CT17, Q2 failed below the ice crust at 110cm down. Second CT failed …
1320968802November 10, 2011 11:46pmSummit - manitobawe were skiing a face w/ se-s-sw aspects and decided to ski down the skiers right edge that was s-se facing.I was the first to drop in and about 500 ft down from the ridge there was an old glide avala …
1320940800November 10, 2011 4:00pmSummit - South Facing Manitoba Mtn. above Juneau Cr. aroundGlide avalanche released next to skier while skiing around 3,500' elevation, south facing Manitoba. First skier skied rib without consequence. Second boarder rode same rib, made it 1/3 of the way down …
1320922800November 10, 2011 11:00Summit - Manitoba Mtn.Here are a few more photos to supplement my last skier-triggered observation
1320883200November 10, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanThe wind was howling today from the north and east on the Tincan ridge. Other areas in Turnagain Pass, Girdwood and Summit Lake saw winds from predominately the west. However, plums from various dire …
1320850800November 9, 2011 3:00pmSummit - Photo taken across the road from Fresno. Photo ofMore photos of widespread glide cracks from Summit to Turnagain. Conditions below treeline in Summit: dry powder, once above treeline wind scouring and wind loading onto north and east faces.
1320771600November 8, 2011 5:00pmGirdwood/Portage - Max'sSkied a few laps from the wx station on Max's WSW face today. Dug a quick pit and did an ECT at an elevation near the highest trees on a slope I thought to be representative of the one we would ski f …
1320710400November 8, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Tunagain Pass (from road)New small glide avalanche on west facing Sunburst. This released sometime between 11am and 4pm on Tuesday Nov 8th
1320710400November 8, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Corn BiscuitSeveral old and new glide avalanches are readily visible in the Turnagain Pass area (including the Girdwood valley and other surrounding areas). A glide avalanche cycle is upon us. Two pits were dug …
1320710400November 8, 2011 12:00Turnagain - see textTour information- sunburst parking lot to sunburst summit skied down, taylor creek to taylor pass-Pastoral-skied SW chutes-skinned up cornbiscuit S ridge-top of Super bowl-skied down the corner pock …
1320537600November 6, 2011 12:00Turnagain - SunburstChecked out the Glide avalanche on south facing Sunburst today. Released sometime during the morning - Sunday, Nov 6th. ~50' wide running ~ 400', south facing. 1 meter crown (3 foot). Running on slic …
1319812200October 28, 2011 2:30pmOutside of Advisory Area - Mt. AscensionWe skied up to Mt. Ascension on 10/28/2011. As we were about 200 verticle feet from the top of the mountain, an avalanache broke loose about 50 feet above us. The avalanche was about 3-4 feet dee …
1319799600October 28, 2011 11:00Outside of Advisory Area - Hatcher Pass, north side of $1000 run; below HatchElevation: 4000' Aspect: N Slope Angle: 35+ Remarks: I witnessed a skier triggered avalanche (after the fact) as we skinned up the HP road. Below Hatch Pk, and on the north side of $1000 run there …
1319587200October 26, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanHey guys, Skied laps on Tincan Common. I dug around 2500ft. approx: 250cm HS. We enjoyed high quality skiing to approx: 1500. The storm snow was right side up, uncohesive and low energy. There was …
1319382000October 23, 2011 3:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - SewardJust thought I'd send some photos of where the snowline is at for the Lost Lake area.
1317513600October 2, 2011 12:00Chugach State Park - Ptarmigan PeakThis photo was taken the following morning (see photo below)as we woke to 20-30" of storm snow. Notice the wet slab that settled to within feet of this tent! WS-N-R2-D2-S.
1317427200October 1, 2011 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Ptarmigan PeakHiked into Rabbit Lake for one last overnight trip before Winter. Little did we know, Winter would be showing up in a matter of hours...
1317340800September 30, 2011 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Rendezvous PeakOn the way up to install the new weather station the four of us, and 4 dogs, encountered a Platoon from JBER who was doing mountain recon training. We made it through the platoon without any casualtie …
1317340800September 30, 2011 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Rendezvous PeakWe all owe Crane Johnson a debt of gratitude. He has been the guiding force behind the Friends network of weather stations. Crane has recently stepped down as one of the Friends Directors but will con …
1316044800September 15, 2011 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Harp MtnDown go the pieces of Harp Weather station.
1314835200September 1, 2011 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Anchorage2011 Fall Fund Raiser at Bear Tooth Theare Pub Canadian Ski mountaineer and author Chic Scott will be the featured speaker. There will also be a silent auction, Friends swag for sale as well as th …
1304121600April 30, 2011 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Center Ridge SNOTELSNOW DEPTH - Roughly 60% of last year and 80% of the long term average. This SNOTEL is at 1880' on Center Ridge.
1303776000April 26, 2011 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Bard PeakIf you look carefully wet slab avalanches have released around most of the mountain. There are also crowns near the top. These slides are thought to have occurred between the afternoon of April 26th a …
1303776000April 26, 2011 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Skookum ValleyThis photo shows various wet loose point release avalanches off the rocks and ridges. It also shows wet slab avalanches lower on the slope on the convex rollovers. Aspects ranging from south to west w …
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