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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1492192800April 14, 2017 6:00pmGirdwood/Portage - RaggedtopYesNatural wet slab avalanche on SE aspect of Ragged Top, occurred around 5:30pm
1492189560April 14, 2017 5:06pmTurnagain - Cornbiscut W to SW aspect TreelineYesMain Skin track up to treeline and then traversed south (remained mostly on western aspect). Observed warming as day went on.
1492185600April 14, 2017 4:00pmAnchorage Front Range - Kanchee PeakYesToured up Long Lake Valley, up the S face of Tanaina, down the N side of Tanaina and then down Show Hawk and around to the Dome. We had some minor settling on the south side of Tanaina and there were …
1492182000April 14, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - SunburstStandard skin track to check out the skier triggered slide that occurred the day before 4.13.17 around 4:30 pm. We dug just above the slide but did not do a crown profile due to hazard from warming s …
1492174800April 14, 2017 1:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lost LakeRode Snug Harbor to Lost Lake, left the truck about 11pm. Noticed many Southern aspect slopes had either slid, or showed signs of sliding. All looked to be natural.
1492171200April 14, 2017 12:00pmTurnagain - Corn BiscuitYesStandard Corn Biscuit up-track through trees, then stayed north, following the valley.
1492106400April 13, 2017 6:00pmTurnagain - SunburstYesI was not surprised by this avalanche, and I am sharing because I got a great video and it provides great visual information about the need to ski to safety zones when skiing with partners. I knew …
1492097400April 13, 2017 3:30pmHatcher Pass - Archangel Rd/Snow BirdYesTook the typical up-route to the Snowbird hut. All south facing aspects with rocks exposed are heating and have wet slides/point release avalanches filling the gullies. Early morning hours provides fi …
1492064880April 13, 2017 6:28 - AlaskaRemote sensing - another timelapse of the GOES ALIR satellite images. March 6, 2017 through April 11, 2017
1492034610April 12, 2017 10:03pmTurnagain - TincanAscended standard skin track to 3300' on Tincan. Recent slab avalanche on the Headwall in Seattle, Northern aspect. Some new wet loose avalanche activity on SE aspect of Seattle Ridge. Updated: Gli …
1492025404April 12, 2017 7:30pmOutside of Advisory Area - Tiehacker Avalanche and Lost LakeTiehacker Avalanche (Reported on 4/8 late in the day), Lost Lake Area (South end..avalanches past 24 hours). Springtime warm up has been triggering wet slab avalanches in the Lost Lake area as w …
1492015740April 12, 2017 4:49pmSummit - Summit Lake Road ObsNew natural avalanches in the past 24 hours on Fresno, Moose Mountain, and Butch Peak. Sunny and very warm weather. Wet snow avalanches in the afternoon.
1491998400April 12, 2017 12:00pmTurnagain - Eddies Glide CrackThere is a great view of the Eddies glide crack on the Turnagain DOT webcam. Here's a few images of it slowly opening over the last four days.
1491836400April 10, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Creek DrainageRode into the Seattle Creek drainage to investigate the weak layer responsible for the widespread natural avalanche activity last week as well as the several snowmachine triggered slides in the area f …
1491757200April 9, 2017 5:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass Road ObsDrove through Turnagain Pass between 5 - 6pm. No new activity was seen and chatted with a few groups and no obvious signs of instability were observed. The melt/freeze crust along the road level was s …
1491681617April 8, 2017 8:00pmTurnagain - Seattle Creek, Portage, Placer ValleyYesSeveral human triggered avalanches were reported in Seattle Creek and a possible natural avalanche. Details are still vague, and there have been no reports of burials or injuries. There was also a Nat …
1491681480April 8, 2017 7:58pmSummit - ManitobaWest aspect. Excellent visibility today to see the widespread avalanche cycle from the last storm cycle. Impressive cycle.
1491678000April 8, 2017 7:00pmAnchorage Front Range - Ram Valley270 cm snow depth on flat glacier at 5,000 ft. Approximately 30 cm new snow from this past week above 5,000 ft. Enough new snow to completely hide tracks on Bombardment Pass and Korohusk from last wee …
1491674411April 8, 2017 6:00pmTurnagain - Sunburst and Road obsYesAscended/descended Sunburst to 3100' on W shoulder. As we were ascending we spoke to a group who experienced a very large/loud collapse at 2300' on a SW aspect next to their pit where they had found a …
1491667200April 8, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - SW face of JuniorsYesLeft sled lot @ ~11:30, normal uptrack, Drove to Minus 1/Warm-up bowl, noticed a medium sized avalanche on the SW facing slope that was not there the previous afternoon (possible trigger, cornice coll …
1491658200April 8, 2017 1:30pmTurnagain - Taylor Creek ascending to Taylor Pass Ascended up normal route to Taylor Creek . Valley was beautiful but gave plenty of signs that she was in no mood to be messed with
1491656400April 8, 2017 1:00pmAnchorage Front Range - North BowlAscended to Hunter Pass, skied North Bowl from summit. Ascended via NW aspect of north ridge, skied NE meadows to car. Great soft, settled powder on northern aspects.
1491593400April 7, 2017 7:30pmGirdwood/Portage - CPG powder cabinRoller balls on solar aspects, crown line above steep cliff on nor side of bowl, South aspect. Estimated 2-4 ft crown.
1491593400April 7, 2017 7:30pmGirdwood/Portage - A-1 mtnVideo of second ect from previous obs
1491580800April 7, 2017 4:00pmTurnagain - TincanToured to 2550' to gather rain line info and to look at how well the storm snow is bonding to the March 27th buried surface hoar and facets and/or sun crust.
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