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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1489939200March 19, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - Seward Highway down to Johnson PassDid a lap through the pass down to Johnson to get road observations after the skies cleared off
1489932000March 19, 2017 2:00pmPlacer - SkookumRode out Skookum to check on motorized area signage.
1489932000March 19, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - North end of Gold Cord basinToured from Parking lost at end of road up thru Independence Mine bldgings to north end Gold Cord basin. Returned via lookers right along base of Sky Scraper Mtn.
1489924800March 19, 2017 12:00pmTurnagain - tincan treesA few laps in the trees
1489877340March 18, 2017 10:49pmPlacer - Skookum Glacier9 inches new snow at the head of the Skookum from the Wednesday night's storm. Widespread point releases on the hard bed surface had already occurred. Of note, skiing steep terrain produced almost no …
1489865700March 18, 2017 7:35pmTurnagain - Spokane CreekToured up Spokane Creek to upper basin. Variable snow quality
1489845600March 18, 2017 2:00pmGirdwood/Portage - A-1 areaToured up to around 4,000. Surface hoar forming on most aspects and decreasing in size with elevation gain. Didn't notice surface hoar on a shaded north aspect but snow was very loose and faceted.
1489763460March 17, 2017 3:11pmAnchorage Front Range - Bear ValleyToured up ridge line above Brewsters Dr
1489669200March 16, 2017 1:00pmSummit - East and South faces of Fresno to 2700'Toured up the East face of Fresno to 2700'
1489622400March 16, 2017 12:00Turnagain - State of AlaskaRemote sensing. Unfortunately no skiing to create this observation. Images scraped from NOAA.
1489590000March 15, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - N side of Cornbiscuit, PMS bowl/ Magnum to 3500'Toured up between Magnum and Cornbiscuit. Dug pits on the N side of Cornbiscuit and the SW slope below PMS bowl on Magnum. Topped out on the ridgeline of Magnum at 3500'.
1489582800March 15, 2017 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Independence Mine areaHardest part of the day was driving to and from HP with the honking Matanuska winds gusting 40-50 mph or more in the valley. Toured from upper IM lot to look for potential new avy activity from an in …
1489512240March 14, 2017 5:24pmTurnagain - Magnum - Superbowl / Cornbiscuit & TincanGeneral observations from last two days out ski touring in Turnagain Pass. Monday: Magnum PMS bowl and Superbowl / Cornbiscuit area. Tuesday: Tincan - Todds run.
1489327200March 12, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Center Ridge
1489248000March 11, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - TincanYesStandard route up Tincan to Todd's Bowl. Noticed a recent slab avalanche on SE aspect of Seattle Ridge, an area known as Little Sweden. The slide covered several snowmachine tracks. This was confirmed …
1489235400March 11, 2017 12:30pmTurnagain - Seattle RidgeYesHad a small Snowmachine triggered avalanche today in turnagain pass near gods country. I was doing a left hand side hill across the face. It remote triggered about 15' above me as I was passing the tr …
1489158000March 10, 2017 3:00pmSummit - Summit Lake area west faceSummit West face.
1489152600March 10, 2017 1:30pmTurnagain - Upper tincan creekToured upper tincan creek area.
1489150800March 10, 2017 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Bennets Ridge, Hatch PeakBennet's Ridge to Sunnyside
1489084380March 9, 2017 6:33pmTurnagain - Seattle RidgeTraveled along the base of Seattle Ridge and then midway up the up-track with a reporter/writer who is writing a book about snow! We viewed the slowly opening glide crack to the looker's left of the u …
1489061760March 9, 2017 12:16pmSummit - General ObservationCold temperatures this morning have warmed up with clear sunny conditions. No new avalanches observed today. Upper elevations have been stripped of snow along ridges.
1488981600March 8, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - Eddies to 3100'Eddies to the ridge at 3100'
1488922886March 7, 2017 9:41pmHatcher Pass - Marmot MountainWent up the the SW Marmot mid-rib , climbed to top of Marmot, descended down spine and gully in Rae Wallace. Goal for the day was to assess sensitivity of last weeks persistent slab (formed by the win …
1488902400March 7, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - Road Observations and Lynx DrainageA quick trip up the Lynx drainage to check on the snowpack on the South end of the advisory area. The most exciting thing we found today was during the drive conducting road 'obs'. Which is a glide cr …
1488733200March 5, 2017 5:00pmGirdwood/Portage - Goat Mtn - Surprise BowlYesReport of a natural slab avalanche came into the CNFAIC from the Surprise Bowl area. This zone sits below Goat Mountain. Fresh debris from this slab was reported to have been seen in the afternoon of …
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