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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Lynx creek

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Route & General Observations

6-10″ Soft snow on top of a punchable crust. A few small point releases.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect WestElevation 3000ft
Slope Angle 42degCrown Depth 12in
Width 900ftVertical Run 1000ft
Avalanche Details

Very large release approximately 900 feet around a ridge, back to a gully and part of the next ridge. Rider climbed the ridge and released about a minute later in a shallow area at the crux of the climb. Approximately one foot deep where it released and deeper below. Ran to the valley floor 800-1000 feet.

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Observer Comments

No, stability was pretty good. Some point releases. The snow pits didn't show any big warning sings beside the rotten snow at ground level. One layer of concern about a foot down but bonding pretty well with settlement. This layer is what is suspected the it released on. No one caught in the avy.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Sunny, 20's

Snow surface

Settled snow

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