Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Kanchee Peak

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Route & General Observations

Toured up Long Lake Valley, up the S face of Tanaina, down the N side of Tanaina and then down Show Hawk and around to the Dome. We had some minor settling on the south side of Tanaina and there were signs up roller balls from the day before, however the N side exhibited no signs of avalanche activity.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Slab
Aspect NorthElevation 3500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 12in
Width 400ftVertical Run 1000ft
Avalanche Details

On the N side of Kanchee we saw two large natural avalanches. These were the only signs of avalanches we had seen all day. They appear to be relatively recent however we did not climb up to investigate them. Each one was approx. 400' wide and ran for approx 1000'.

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

Sunny & warm. Temps in the high 40s.

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