Observation: Turnagain

Location: Lynx creek

Route & General Observations

AAS Moto 2 class traveled up Lynx Creek drainage. Snow stability tests were performed at 1950 ft with a high point of the day at reaching 2500 ft.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

We did see one natural avalanche. Looked to be a wind slab, around 2500’ northwest facing slope. Appeared to be within the last few days.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Warm melting temperatures at low elevations 32-39 degrees F. Rain snow line at around 1600’ mostly poor visibility, we did get a sucker hole later in the afternoon. Calm winds.

Snow surface

Mixed bag of saturated snow at lower elevation. We found dry surface at 2500’.


HS 170 cm, ~30 cm slab above the Jan facets, facets appear to be rounding, pit results showed no propagation and generally higher strength.

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