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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Goldpan

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Route & General Observations

Skied Cornbiscuit/Superbowl & Goldpan. Stopped counting avalanches at around 15. Most were skier triggered, but several naturals as well. Had multiple naturals come down on top of us while ascending Corner Pocket. Two of these were point releases, but one was a slab. The largest one inundated us up to our belly buttons. Stayed off north facing terrain after that. Once off north facing terrain, skier triggered slides broke at our feet and were contained to the snow from the two recent storms. Depth of slides was approximately 30 cm, and did not step down into old snow. Many ran full path in Goldpan and Superbowl. Almost everything we touched slid and moved fast. Did not check bed surface closely for BSH, but slides were generally on hard bed surface. Intense and ongoing windloading from the south. Some new drifts on ridge lines were waist deep and refilled between laps. Pictures attached from Goldpan and Superbowl, all slides in pictures are from today. High quality snow surface.

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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
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