Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddies - lower elevation rollovers

Route & General Observations

Noticed several natural slab avalanches (6 or more) on the lower rollovers on Eddie’s west face (road facing). Seen today when skies just opened enough, around 1030am. They didn’t appear to have much snow on them, so thinking they ran sometime overnight or early this morning (Tues, 12/7).

Note the slabs that are going out of view of the right side (more southerly face of lower Eddie’s).

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South Southwest
Elevation 1700ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth4ftWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

It is pretty safe to assume by the depth of these slabs (around 3-5 feet deep) that they released in either buried surface hoar or facets formed in mid-November.

All the slabs seen seemed to be between the elevations of 1500 and 2000'. I did not have great visibility, but I did not see any slabs in the higher terrain.

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