Support the forecast! Support the forecast!

Give to Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Info Center.

Observation: Turnagain

Location: God’s Country

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Followed the ridge-line into Little Sweden and ended up climbing to the top of Pyramid Peak (epic view on Saturday). Rode back down Pyramid and into God’s Country. Cruised around an old avalanche mentioned on the Jan 30th advisory, snow seemed stable in the area. Continued down into the tree line until things started to get really thick. Around 3:30 started heading back to the parking lot via Seattle Ridge. Rode the ridge down to Bowl 2. Rode down Bowl 2 and climbed into Bowl 1. It was starting to get dark/cold so we fast-tracked it out of Bowl 1 and down the common up-track.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Observer Comments

Snow seemed stabile everywhere we went. We mostly rode in the sun exposed parts of God’s Country. Saw some rolling snow balls in few areas, but only saw this a couple of times.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.
Weather

Clear, 10-15F…..colder in the shade. Calm winds.

Snow surface

Dry with a pretty solid layer underneath. Some areas were windblown. Exposed areas had a wind-blown ice crust.

Snowpack

Good coverage I n most parts, the ridge-line does have some exposed rocks to watch out for.

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.