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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
1523184089April 8, 2018 10:41Hatcher Pass - Stairstep spines areaYesHuman triggered wet-loose sluff triggered a shallow soft slab. Crust with sun affected areas. No avy activity in morning, but observed wet-loose activity on southerly aspects in afternoon.
1523158200April 8, 2018 3:30Chugach State Park - Peak 3General uptrack to peak 3.
1523145600April 8, 2018 12:00Turnagain - CornbiscuitStandard NW rib uptrack, following the ridge to 3600' just before the last subpeak for Cornbiscuit. Skied the north facing couloir into Superbowl. Many of the north facing Cornbiscuit couloirs had tra …
1523131200April 7, 2018 8:00pmGirdwood/Portage - Portage Road ObsSpotted a slab avalanche on Shakespeare Shoulder, see photo below.
1523127600April 7, 2018 7:00pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass Road ObsPhotos from Turnagain Pass from 10 am and 7:30 pm 04/07/18.
1523127600April 7, 2018 7:00pmSummit - Summit MountainAscended up the SE face of Summit mountain to gain the NE ridge up to 3800'. Skied 3 laps on N and NW aspects in the first back bowl. Skied out via NE ridge to the SE face. Lots of wet loose avalanche …
1523098800April 7, 2018 11:00Summit - Summit RidgeYesToured up through the trees and alders along the summertime FS trail. As we cleared alder line at 11:00a, we saw a small/moderate sized wet loose avalanche come off the rocks above us. We had expected …
1523049360April 6, 2018 9:16pmTurnagain - Seattle RidgeAscended to around 2100' on Seattle Ridge with the intention of checking out human triggered avalanches that occurred yesterday (Thursday the 5th) in Main Bowl and 2nd Bowl. Turned around due to poor …
1523030400April 6, 2018 4:00pmTurnagain - Dog BallsYesLower Eddies Route
1523026800April 6, 2018 3:00pmTurnagain - Sunburst West and NW aspectsUp standard skin trail, up ridge to first bump. Skied west and NW aspects with flat light and poor visibility. Sorry no pictures (couldn't see much anyway)
1523012400April 6, 2018 11:00Hatcher Pass - Eldorado BowlAPU Snow Science 1 Students Eldorado Bowl tour.
1523012400April 6, 2018 11:00Hatcher Pass - S/SW Aspect of Marmot RidgeStarted at Fish Hook parking lot and skinned up the south facing aspect of Marmot Ridge, 3500'. Skiing conditions were poor.
1522972800April 6, 2018 12:00Turnagain - tincanStandard uptrack to 2900' on bench just below the ridge climb to the common bowl. Skiing the trees was super super soft, deep, and fun.
1522965600April 5, 2018 10:00pmTurnagain - TincanStandard up track to false summit. Skied top and in trees.
1522951200April 5, 2018 6:00pmTurnagain, Girdwood/Portage - Road Obs - Portage to TurnagainRoad obs from the drive down to Summit and on the way back from Summit in the evening.
1522947600April 5, 2018 5:00pmTurnagain - TincanYesToured up to 3200' above┬áCommon Bowl via the SW ridge and descended NW ridge. There was 15-20" of new snow from a storm that ended this morning. Lots of obvious clues were present (recent avalanches, …
1522947600April 5, 2018 5:00pmSummit - Colorado RidgeToured to 2562' on Colorado Ridge's north east shoulder. Spotted two natural slab avalanches in the area, see associated road observation for details.
1522946400April 5, 2018 4:40pmHatcher Pass - North side Arkose Ridge - Mint ValleySpent the last 3 days skiing/camping in the Mint Valley. Generally found good skiing with 10-15 cm near surface facets on E-NW aspects. Strong gusty/swirly winds on Tuesday and Wednesday produced thin …
1522944000April 5, 2018 4:00pmTurnagain - Tincan Alpine and TreesYesToured up standard uptrack to the TC Common basin. Skied the basin, CFR, and north trees.
1522940400April 5, 2018 3:00pmSummit - Summit Road ObsRoad obs through the Summit area. Overall not much avalanche activity observed, only a couple of natural storm slabs on Moose and Tenderfoot.
1522933200April 5, 2018 1:00pmSummit - ManitobaSkied several laps in the main bowl of Manitoba today. There was about 4-6" of new snow, not wind affected besides on exposed ridges, and generally dry on most non-southerly slopes until later in the …
1522866900April 4, 2018 6:35pmTurnagain - Tincan TreesYesstayed in Tincan trees, never went above tree line
1522864800April 4, 2018 6:00pmTurnagain - SunburstToured up Sunburst skin track, veering hard left above the trees, to check out Northerly aspects at alder line. 9" of new low density snow has fallen as of 6 pm on either near surface facets over a th …
1522598400April 1, 2018 4:00pmHatcher Pass - Bomber Traverse, Bomber Pass, Lynx Peak, Snowbird GlacierYesWe completed the Bomber Traverse from 3/31-4/2/18, starting from Mint Valley TH & ending at the Snowbird Glacier out to Reed Lakes. During our travels we did not see any significant/current signs …
1522591200April 1, 2018 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Little Su Valley- Souvenir PeakWe were standing at the top of Far Side at 1400, enjoying the sun and observed a dry, natural slide release above the Little Susitna drainage on what I believe to be Souvenir Peak. It ran about 1200'. …
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