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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1521062100March 14, 2018 9:15pmTurnagain - Silvertip TreesYesClimbed to treeline knob (~2300'), descended benchy open trees, generally working skiier's left
1521037800March 14, 2018 2:30pmHatcher Pass - 1000$ Run
1521036000March 14, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - Pete's NorthToured to 2126' up the west aspect of Pete's North. Travel through the alders and hemlocks was exciting! Very warm today, really noticed the effects of warming on the snow.
1521028800March 14, 2018 12:00pmChugach State Park - Williwaw Lakes TrailSkied out to Williwaw Lakes on Wednesday and encountered a shallow and talkative snowpack in the valley. Whumpfs every couple of minutes and a few sudden collapses. Like the rest of the Front Range ri …
1521016260March 14, 2018 8:31Placer - SkookumEntered skookum valley just after 5 pm and the south wall entrance of valley on its north face had a crown all the way across it. Must have been over a mile long. Looked like all storm snow but it ran …
1520971140March 13, 2018 7:59pmPlacer - Skookum GlacierYesRoad photo.
1520954160March 13, 2018 3:16pmTurnagain - TincanBegan with broken skies, went mostly sunny as the day went on. Occasional large gusts of wind transporting snow, but generally light. Skin track was filled in with wind blown snow from yesterday on co …
1520953200March 13, 2018 3:00pmTurnagain - SunburstStandard route up Sunburst, decided not to investigate skier triggered avalanches due to sunshine, rising temperatures and hangfire. Observed two natural slabs while skinning up on Seattle Ridge and l …
1520928600March 13, 2018 8:10Summit - Mountains around Seward AlaskaNatural loose dry avalanches yesterday after another round of snowfall in the morning (3" additional snow in the am). Natural wet loose avalanches out of steep rock terrain during warmer afternoon sun …
1520894394March 12, 2018 10:39pmOutside of Advisory Area - GrandviewYesMoose Pass to Grandview.
1520890980March 12, 2018 9:43pmOutside of Advisory Area - GrandviewYesDeep fluff in the morning that warmed into mashed potatoes in the afternoon.
1520877600March 12, 2018 6:00pmSummit - Above lower summit lakeYesSeward Highway
1520874000March 12, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain - Sunburst Southwest FaceYesParty of three, made out way up the standard Sunburst uptrack, well established skinner until the final pitch before topping out the ridge. I observed wind pillows on that slope, and some very minor c …
1520868300March 12, 2018 3:25pmTurnagain - Tincan
1520859600March 12, 2018 1:00pmSummit - Raven's Ridge (North of Butch)YesFrom the lower summit lake pull-out, we toured up behind the cabins and through the alders/hemlocks to treeline on the northern most ridge (Raven's Ridge) of "Butch". A friend had toured up lower Tend …
1520784000March 11, 2018 4:00pmTurnagain - Corn BiscuitVery few parking areas were plowed in Turnagain Pass today and we opted for Corn Biscuit due to lack of options. Broke trail to lower meadows and then skinned along NW shoulder to 2100'. Dug two pits …
1520780400March 11, 2018 3:00pmSummit - TenderfootToured up to 2300' on Northerly aspects away from the standard lines of ascent and descent. Three natural large avalanches on South aspect of Fresno above treeline and numerous large avalanches seen f …
1520773200March 11, 2018 1:00pmTurnagain - Common UptrackRode part of the common up-track, no one had gone up and over yet. Headed back down and stayed around the powerlines for the rest of the day.
1520769600March 11, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Summit Road ObservationYesRoad obs from Johnson Pass pullout to Gilpatricks in Summit Area. This zone appears far more wind impacted than Turnagain with stripping down to rock, especially on NE aspects. Several small and large …
1520769600March 11, 2018 12:00pmHatcher Pass - Sidney CreekOver the last two days we skied east, west, and north aspects in Sidney Creek. No current signs of instability, though of course there are some naturals from the last cycle. Wind slabs appear to have …
1520722260March 10, 2018 10:51pmTurnagain - EddiesYesToured up to treeline on Eddies via standard skin track
1520714700March 10, 2018 8:45pmHatcher Pass - Summit Lake areaYes
1520713680March 10, 2018 8:28pmHatcher Pass - W side Hatcher PassYes
1520697600March 10, 2018 4:00pmTurnagain - Bertha Creek CampgroundYesCornbiscuit parking lot to Bertha Creek Campground area to conduct rescue drills and snowpit tests.
1520694000March 10, 2018 3:00pmTurnagain - Road ObsDrove the pass at 3 pm when the clouds broke to get a general survey of conditions after the storm.
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