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Observation: Turnagain, Girdwood

Location: Road Obs - Portage to Turnagain

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Route & General Observations

Road obs from the drive down to Summit and on the way back from Summit in the evening.

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

Recent slab avalanches spotted on Tincan in Hippy Bowl, below Jerome's Dome, and in Tincan Trees. Numerous wet loose avalanche on solar aspects. Two large natural slab avalanche spotted on Explorer Glacer in the Portage area.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

36 degrees driving through Turnagain Pass. Clear skies.

Snow surface

N/A

Snowpack

N/A

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