Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddies

Route & General Observations

Eddies standard up track to 2200 ft, skied the lower pitch.
Icy and crusty at the parking lot, transitioning to low density snow near treeline. High quality skiing above treeline.

Avalanche Details
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Avalanche Details

Slab on the backside of Max's above treeline, Seattle ridge had many point releases, and one of the Kern paths had a glide release, see photo.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Blue bird transitioning to broken skies towards the end of the day, calm winds, temps in the high 20's. Great light, overall a beautiful day:)

Snow surface

Crusty at the parking lot and through the first section of trees, transitioning to surface hoar on top of low density fragmented stellars around the alders to our pit location at 2200 ft. No obvious signs of wind loading/affect where we were.


Test slope yielded reactive fast-moving, dry-loose.

Pit Information:
Aspect: NW
Elevation: 2200 ft.
Slope Angle: 12 degrees
Total depth: 250 cm probe + elbow and we still couldn't find the bottom
Total pit depth: 120 cm
Layers: Generally right side up, fist hard low density fragmented stellars at the top, 20 cm down interface to 4 finger rounds, and 40cm down to 1 finger rounds.
We observed 2 main interfaces: one ~20 cm from the surface, and one ~40 cm from the surface.

STH @ 20 cm down
STM @ 40 cm down
ECTN27 @ 20 cm down
CT15BRK @ 20 cm down
CT20BRK @ 40 cm down

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