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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1289260800November 9, 2010 12:00Other Regions - PyramidKevin and I saw these recent glide avalanches on the east side of Pyramid. You can also see numerous natural slab avalanches on the far left of the picture right next to the glide avalanche.
1289260800November 9, 2010 12:00Other Regions - SunburstNo surprises here...great start to the season! I dug another pit higher up at 3000 feet on a SW aspect and found about 6 inches of melt-freeze grains at the bottom of the snowpack next to the grou …
1272067200April 24, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Skookum ValleyImpressive natural avalanches on the southwest slopes of the Skookum Valley with towering debis piles on the valley floor. Saw these today while crust skiing to the glacier.
1270857600April 10, 2010 12:00Other Regions - EddiesThis large glide crack on the south face of Eddies avalanched sometime today. Two other glide cracks avalanched today as well, one on the south face of Shark Fin and another on a west aspect in th …
1270771200April 9, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Pete's NorthSki-cutting on the north chutes of Pete's North resulted in four small to medium sized avalanches. The biggest one was 40 feet wide, 18 inches deep, and 900 feet long. They were all recently forme …
1270684800April 8, 2010 12:00Other Regions - MoniesAvalanche reduction work on the "Monies" on 4/8/2010 found some deeper slab instabilities with trigger points near the bottom of rock bands. This avalanche was triggered with a standard shot that cou …
1270684800April 8, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Moose MountainThis medium sized slab avalanche broke free sometime between April 3rd and April 8th, but we are unable to confirm exactly when. This avalanche likely broke down to a crust about a foot deep, but w …
1270598400April 7, 2010 12:00Other Regions - TincanThis small glide crack most likely failed Wednesday April 7. We have been seeing full depth releases and glide cracks over the past week. Avoid traveling underneath or near any of these crack like fe …
1270512000April 6, 2010 12:00Other Regions - SunburstSSW aspect at 2100 feet. 16 inches new snow in the last 48 hours...came in right side up. 7 different suncrusts in the top 4 feet of the snowpack. Slushy wet grains sandwiched in between crusts …
1270252800April 3, 2010 12:00Other Regions - MagnumNorth aspect 2400 feet.
1270252800April 3, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Seattle Ridge Up-TrackThis glide crack avalanched right at 2pm just above the snowmachine up-track to Seattle Ridge. It was approx. 100 feet wide while the debris ran 500 feet and stopped just shy of the up- track. Ano …
1270166400April 2, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Pete's SouthRecent natural avalanche on a north aspect of Pete's South.
1270166400April 2, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Tincan ProperThis natural avalanche on Tincan Proper most likely happened early Thursday 4/1 at the tail end of the storm.
1270166400April 2, 2010 12:00Other Regions - SunburstThis natural avalanche on the southwest face of Sunburst most likely happened early Thursday 4/1 at the tail end of the storm.
1270166400April 2, 2010 12:00Other Regions - MagnumThis natural avalanche on the southwest face of Magnum most likely happened early Thursday 4/1 at the tail end of the storm.
1270080000April 1, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Turnagain Pass
1270080000April 1, 2010 12:00Other Regions - TenderfootWe were getting breaks on the crusts from February and January in this pit. No sun-affected snow yet, but this could change in the next few weeks.
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Goat Mountain-Girdwood ValleyThis large glide crack avalanche happened sometime between 3pm and 4pm on March 30.
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Big Chief
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Portage Valley (Williwaw Peak)
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Cornbiscuit
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Warm Up Bowl
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Pyramid
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Other Regions - Seattle Creek
1269820800March 29, 2010 12:00Other Regions - SunnysideThis natural slab avalanche happened around 1 to 1:30pm on March 29 on a southeast aspect of Sunnyside at 3000 feet. It was approximately 150 feet wide, and the debris ran 1500 feet. The temperat …
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