Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Lynx Creek

Route & General Observations

Rode to the back of Lynx creek, nearly every slope had a recent avalanche, some rather small some very large. We made sure to stay well clear of all avalanche terrain.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

We saw more recent avalanches than we could catalog. Some only 50' wide in gullys others over 1000' wide connecting multiple aspects and slopes. The climbers left back bowl avalanched, connecting multiple slopes 1000' wide anywhere from 1'-6' deep. The debris completely filled in all the creeks back there.

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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Clear Skys, Single digits at trail head, 20's up high, No precip, Calm wind

Snow surface

Cold powder with new surface hoar growing


2-4' new snow over facets and crust

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