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Submit an Observation All Regions|Turnagain|Girdwood/Portage|Placer|Summit|Chugach State Park|Hatcher Pass|Outside of Advisory Area
PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
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 - Turnagain motorized, powerline trailYesRemote triggered storm slabs.
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.
1520688960March 10, 2018 1:36pmChugach State Park - Hiland Road - 1 Hit BowlYes
1520686800March 10, 2018 1:00pmHatcher Pass - MicrodotFrom P.L. at end of road skied up Microdot Ridge to the 3950 level on SW aspect.
1520679600March 10, 2018 11:00Turnagain - TincanToured to 2200' to see how well the new snow was bonding, and to see if we could get an idea of how well the January 21 buried surface hoar and the mid-January facet-crust combo is adjusting to the ne …
1520620816March 9, 2018 6:40pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge flatsYesTook a close look at several avalanches close to the road in cut bank along Granite creek. Visibility was difficult to see the higher terrain, but we did catch a glimpse of one natural storm/wind slab …
1520609760March 9, 2018 3:36pmSummit - General ObservationSnow past twenty four hours over the region with snow totals ranging from 12-16". Winds ranged from Southerly early in the storm and turned to NNE winds.
1520608620March 9, 2018 3:17pmSummit - Birch trees across from tender footToured through trees to 1770, slopes seemed to be protected from wind.
1520604000March 9, 2018 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Lonesome MineYesToured up into the drainage just west of the lonesome mine. Lots of active wind transport of snow visible on the peaks and ridges from the ESE wind. At the bottom of the drainage winds were up to 20 m …
1520538600March 8, 2018 7:50pmTurnagain - SunburstToured to 2450' on the West ridge of Sunburst. Snowing and blowing hard, visibility was down to a couple of feet at times, and the strongest gusts were knocking us off our feet. Objectives were to inv …
1520450580March 7, 2018 7:23pmTurnagain - Lynx DrainageRode into the upper areas of Lynx creek drainage to look at the snowpack in this zone that is South of Turnagain Pass. General snowpack depth was shallow, 1-2meters on average.
1520442000March 7, 2018 5:00pmChugach State Park - False Peak
1520431200March 7, 2018 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootAscended to 2750' on Tenderfoot to dig near the 2/27 avalanche. Found hard wind slabs in many areas exposed to the wind above 1900' sitting on a variety of persistent weak layers.
1520431200March 7, 2018 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Independence Bowl AreaYesToured up towards Microdot, Rae Wallace bowl, and over towards Murphy Lake to check out new snow from 3/6 and look at solar heating on southerly aspects.    
1520258400March 5, 2018 2:00pmTurnagain - Magnum-PMS BowlToured from the Cornbiscuit parking lot over to Magnum, up to PMS Bowl and the Magnum Ridge
1520201088March 4, 2018 10:04pmHatcher Pass - Nosehairs- above Murphy LakeYesAvalanche information communicated via observer in the area.
1520195880March 4, 2018 8:38pmHatcher Pass - Base of Frostbite RidgeToured up Skeetawk and dug my pit at the base of Frostbite Ridge. Spent the rest of the day lap skiing Skeetawk.
1520179920March 4, 2018 4:12pmChugach State Park - Hiland RdYes
1520175600March 4, 2018 3:00pmHatcher Pass - NosehairsYesCame up the north side of the nosehairs. Dropped the south.  
1520161200March 4, 2018 11:00Hatcher Pass - Peak 4,068Skinned up from the Mat-Su park sled hill to peak 4,068 (unsure of common name). Pit test at 3,600' on the shoulder of 4,068, ECTN27. Made several laps off of 4,068 and spots farther south along the r …
1520011080March 2, 2018 5:18pmChugach State Park - Falls Creek / Indianhouse MtnUp Falls Creek trail to the 'Falls Creek Couloir', boot up and ski, then circled around to the basin below the Indianhouse peak. Skinned 3/4 of the way up the col to the skinner's right of summit; tri …
1520010120March 2, 2018 5:02pmHatcher Pass - Baby RuthAPU Snow Science class toured to baby ruth to investigate structure of snow pack. Toured to a Northeast aspect at 3700 feet. Slope angle was 30 degrees.
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