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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Bench Peak

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Route & General Observations

slight variation to the standard Pastoral route

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect West SouthwestElevation 4000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth5ft
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

To north of Bench peak just below ridge line. Approx. 4400-4450' elev. Ran onto lake (LZ). Slide just to north of main avalanche may or may not have been remotely triggered. UNKOWN. Debris from 3rd slide in photo also reaches lake but from much lower elevation and looks to be NE aspect?

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

several other dry slabs observed on mostly S-W initiating around 4000'

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

clear, light and variable 25*F@ 4700'

Snow surface

Did not "corn up" as expected

Snowpack

E-S pockets of isothermal below relatively thin crust by 3 pm

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