Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Road obs

Route & General Observations

Road obs from Girdwood to Johnson Pass TH to Portage Lake to Girdwood
Today seemed to be the tipping point for a natural avalanche cycle. Crowns and debris visible in many paths in 20-mile, Portage, Placer, Seattle Ridge, Eddies, Sunburst, Petes South and Johnson. Notable slides on Magnum West Face and Pyramid East side.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Multiple wet slab and wet loose avalanches along visible from the road. Decent(ish) visibility between 4-6 pm. Magnum West face slid to the power line. Crown was hard to distinguish but debris ran across the entire base of the face.

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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Broken to obscured skies
Light rain in Portage
Mid 30Fs
NE wind 10-15 along road. Flagging from ridge lines (gusting into the 60s on Sunburst)

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