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Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Gullies above South Fork Eagle River Trail

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Avalanche Details
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TriggerunintentionalAvalanche Type0
Aspect NortheastElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth4ft
Width 80ftVertical Run 600ft
Avalanche Details

Witnessed 2 avalanches, between 10am-1:40pm, Sunday March 8th. One was naturally triggered cornice fall, length 500 ft, no crown distinguishable crown depth. Second avalanche skier triggered. Skier escaped. Crown depth 3-4 feet, 800 ft slide, in gully. Multiple other slides in area, at different aspects, appear to have slid in the last 24 hrs. Slide were witnessed from my house.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Slide areas appear to be wind loaded snow. Temp at 6am 20 degrees, temp at time of witnessed slides, near freezing, possible above freezing. Very sunny at time of witnessed slides.

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