Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Powerline pass trail

Route & General Observations

Glen Alps trailhead toward Powerline pass.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type0
Aspect East NortheastElevation 3200ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth3ft
Width 50ftVertical Run 1000ft
Avalanche Details

A few more details and photos from the Avalanche reported on Powerline pass yesterday.
ENE wind loaded gully Avalanched naturally (Thrs night?) running approx 1K feet, crossing the Powerline pass trail. Hard slab, crown was maybe 50' wide (3' deep?) but fanned out at the bottom covering about 150' of the trail with 2-3' of debris. Toe of debris didn't quite make it to the river.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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37 degrees and overcast. East wind 15 - 20 mph. No new precip.

Snow surface

Snow surface is warm and damp. Wind buffed but too warm for a crust.


Not this outing.

Photos & Video
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