Observation: Turnagain

Location: Maynard mountain, Turnagain Pass

Route & General Observations

I had an opportunity to fly around our region on Friday, November 8th. Avalanche activity was
not common in the dusting of snow on peaks above 2500 feet.
The one exception was on Maynard mountain, which is the mountain that the Whittier tunnel
travels through. Whittier had forecasted wind to 45mph. Low volume wind slabs were
spontaneously releasing on the Whittier side of the upper mountain. Plumes of wind driven
snow were evident in this area, through the gap of Portage Pass.

This is already old news, as new precipitation has changed the equation again.

The picture of Seattle ridge gives a good idea of where snow could be found before the current

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