Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddies Mtn

Route & General Observations

Followed standard uptrack to Eddies Mtn. Topped out at base of pyramid at 2622ft. Skied ridge back down and NW face of Eddies. Great skiing conditions with 5-6 in loose snow on firm base.

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

Noted previous point release avalanche on Seattle Ridge. Looks like possible glide crack to lookers right. See attached pic.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies and calm winds. At 12:30 hrs at 2622ft on Eddies was 29F.

Snow surface

From PL to 380 ft on uptrack was M/F crust with surface hoar. Above that 2-3 in loose snow on top of M/F crust with surface hoar. At 830ft track hits base of Eddies, had 2-3 in loose snow on top of rain runnels. Runnels to 1000ft. Above that 5-6 in loose snow on top of firm base?. Above 2100 ft ran into sporatic wind curst on ridge top covered by 2-3 in loose snow. At2622ft had loose snow with surface hoar to 2mm and boot penetration to 20 cm. At 1400 hrs no indication of sun affects on SW facing slope of Eddies. Same loose snow on both N and S aspects. surface hoar from PL all the way to high point at base of pyramid. Sporatic in treed areas.


Did quick pit at NW aspect at 2314ft (N60.79986,W149.12755). Slope 25deg, HS 240cm+. Top down: 0-1 cm surface hoar to 2mm F; 1-45cm 4F, 0.25mm rounds; 45-100cm, P rounds, ECTX. Boot penetration 35cm.

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