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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
1515628800January 11, 2018 12:00Hatcher Pass - FairangelToured from Independence Mine lot up to Fairangel, exited via Archangel XC ski trail.
1515594278January 10, 2018 2:24pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge, -3 Bowl areaQuick ride up to Seattle Ridge and into -3 Bowl. Flat light turned us around but we got some beacon practice in, along with a couple snow pits while waiting out the low viz on the ridge.
1515592800January 10, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - TincanSkinned around towards the North through the trees and up towards the corner of CFR. Crossed under CFR heading to the south below Jerome's Dome and headed up towards the bench below Common Bowl. Check …
1515585600January 10, 2018 12:00pmSummit - FresnoStandard route from gravel pit. Mostly clear, moderate temps. Old roller balls faceting out to almost fist hardness@1700'. Surface hoar to 1 cm+ in wind sheltered locations to 2500'. No current red f …
1515585600January 10, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeAscended west ridge to 3200'. Intent was to inventory surface conditions in anticipation of a shift in weather this weekend. Also looking to get a sense for the reactivity of the New Years buried surf …
1515525000January 9, 2018 7:10pmTurnagain - MagnumToured to ~3500' on Magnum via NW ridge.
1515506400January 9, 2018 2:00pmGirdwood/Portage - RaggedtopStandard uptrack to Raggedtop East Bowl to check out snow depths, snowpack structure and to see what avalanche paths have run this season.
1515506400January 9, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - SunburstStandard route up Sunburst to about 3400' (2nd bump).
1515420000January 8, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - EddiesStandard skin track up Eddies
1515420000January 8, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - SunburstAscended Sunburst to 3400 ft and skied back down the ridge. Our objectives today included: 1) looking at the snowpack and testing the structure, strength, and energy of thinner spots above 3000', incl …
1515416400January 8, 2018 1:00pmTurnagain - Below Weather Station SunburstWe were the second group to go up to Sunburst col since the storm it looks like, and the first ones to get to the weather station (weather station looks great BTW). We dug a pit on south aspect about …
1515410894January 8, 2018 11:28Hatcher Pass - Arkose Peak, North RidgeYesOn January 7 a party of five skiers remotely triggered an avalanche in a nearby gully while ascending the north ridge of Arkose Peak on a westerly slope in Hatcher Pass (southeast of Lonesome mine). N …
1515362220January 7, 2018 9:57pmHatcher Pass - Sidney CreekSkied Sidney Creek via Independence Mine Valley thru the pass between Rae Wallace and Microdot. No obvious signs of current instability. Really cool cracks in windslab that I assume formed during wind …
1515357960January 7, 2018 8:46pmTurnagain - TincanStandard skin track up Tincan to Common bowl
1515347400January 7, 2018 5:50pmTurnagain - SunburstNormal uptrack from Sunburst lot.
1515340800January 7, 2018 4:00pmSummit - Manitoba, Fresno and Colorado peakAlaska Avalanche School - Rec Level 2 course Observations from our last field day, three groups in three locations.
1515337200January 7, 2018 3:00pmChugach State Park - Arctic ValleyFrom Arctic Valley PL skied up valley bottom and up Tequila Bowl to summit of Mt. Gordon Lyon. Skied back down Tequila Bowl and around ridge to saddle overlooking S. fork Eagle River. Did pit just bel …
1515333600January 7, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - Seattle RidgeRode up Seattle Ridge common route to both the South side of the ridge (Triangle Bowl/-3 Bowl) then North to weather station. Thank you to whomever cleared off the rime from the anemometer, the camera …
1515333600January 7, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - Eddy's west aspectTraveled the IT to lower meadows and established skin track up the west face, south of the standard route through and above the trees. Toured to 2700'.
1515330000January 7, 2018 1:00pmSummit - Tender FootTour up lower tender foot
1515326400January 7, 2018 12:00pmHatcher Pass - Microdot, Murphy Lake Area, Cross Hill to Death TraverseOur third day of class was our traveling day and our class split into 3 groups traveling to the following locations: 1) Ascended and descended Microdot Ridge and ascended and descended to Murphy Lake …
1515326400January 7, 2018 12:00pmSummit - TenderfootClimber tenderfoot from standard skin track. Dug a pit on south south west facing aspect after first knob, not the normal western descent. Overall old snow bonded well to new, basal facets are wetter …
1515275400January 6, 2018 9:50pmSummit - ManitobaToured up standard road route and then north side of the obvious gully on Manitoba to the peak. Stopped to dig a pit along the ridge line about 1/2 way between tree line and the summit. Great skiing!
1515258000January 6, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain PassAlaska Avalanche School - Rec Level 2 course: General observations from the last two days in Turnagain Pass. Locations: Sunburst, Center Ridge, Tincan and Eddies 2,100-2,400 ft highest elevations re …
1515247200January 6, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - Taylor PassLow expectations tour up to Taylor Pass from the Sunburst parking lot to see the sights. Followed the valley uphill along the west (Magnum) side of the creek until near the pass, then crossed over the …
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