Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddies uptrack

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Route & General Observations

Common uptrack on eddies. Lots of new snow. Blowing snow

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type 
Aspect NorthwestElevation 1700ft
Slope Angle 34degCrown Depth 12in
Width 30ftVertical Rununknown
Observer Comments

Skier triggered test slope from below. ss.

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Observer Comments

easily got results from several hand shear tests on our way up. Depth varied with location.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Several inches to a foot of new snow depending on area. blowing snow above 1000ft . 32 degrees at the car

Snow surface

New snow with areas of building wind slab on w-nw aspects aspects

Snowpack

Dug @ 1886 ft. Nw aspect 20*. Ect 0. 20cm down. Ect 10. 45 cm down. Top wind effected snow fractured under the weight of my shovel. I suspect it would have gone under isolation if it were steeper.

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