Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddies

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Eddies to about 2,000′.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect WestElevation 2000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 18in
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Skier triggered avalanche from another group.
Dug a pit into the crown within 20 minutes of the release.
ECTP13 down 50cm on Buried Surface Hoar.
4F above BSH and 4F+ below BSH.

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

Got a small whumph as we headed over to check out the avalanche.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Sky: Overcast/Obscured all day.
Temp: mid 20's
Wind: Calm to light ~NE winds
Precip: Light to moderate snowfall

Snow surface

400-1,000 feet: 10-15cm new snow on top of crust.
1,200-2,000 feet: 30-40cm new snow on top of Near Surface Facets and Surface Hoar.

Snowpack

See avalanche section for pit test results.

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