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Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Flat top

Route & General Observations

Went up second trail on right from glen alps to flat top area, weather came in and turned around after exploring tightly spaced spruce on the nne aspect.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect North NortheastElevation 2600ft
Slope Angle 25degCrown Depth 8in
WidthunknownVertical Run 25ft
Avalanche Details

Triggered a couple touchy wind slabs while skiing out.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Temps rose from 2 to 20 degrees and winds were sustained 20-30mph. New wind slabs actively forming.

Snow surface

10 cm soft stuff on hard stuff / scoured / wind slabs


ECT16 Q1 to facets on the ground
Depth 85 cm
Slope 25 degree
Aspect NNE

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