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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Road obs Turnagain Pass

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Route & General Observations

Drove to Johnson Pass North TH from Girdwood and observed dozen’s of recent wet slab avalanches on all aspects below 3000′ throughout TPass.

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

Above freezing temps, recent heavy rain, and dozen's of recent wet slabs avalanches below 3000' throughout Turnagain Pass.
Eddies - numerous avalanche on S face and West face - all D1-D2's
Tincan - numerous avalanches in popular ski terrain, W aspect and Todd's run - D2's
Seattle Ridge SE aspect in gullies and on steep features- D2's
Sunburst - Steep channeled Northern terrain
Magnum - West face - older from last week
Corn Biscuit - North and West face
Pete's South - SW aspect
See photos below

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Overcast to obscure
Light rain in TPass
Temps at 1000' =38F
Temps at Sea Level=42F
Winds on Sunburst (3200') at 12pm = mid 20s gusting 50's

Snowpack

9" wet saturated snow at Moto lot
5" wet saturated snow at Sunburst lot

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