Observation: Turnagain

Location: Road Observation Turnagain Pass

Route & General Observations

Girdwood to Johnson Pass Trailhead at 3 pm.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Natural wet loose snow avalanches on all aspects. The majority of the activity was from 1000'-3000'
Recent glide avalanches and cracks getting wider!
Above freezing temperatures and sunshine

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy
Light winds
Temperature 41F @ 1000'
Few rain drops on the drive

Snow surface

Roller balls, runnels, reflective in some sunny spots, saturated at road level


Observers in Girdwood Valley reported that it was very easy to initiate loose "push-a-lanches" from skis that picked up a lot of snow.
Some folks in Seattle Creek reported natural wet loose avalanches from above in the afternoon.
A glide avalanche in motion was spotted from the Seward Highway this morning 7:58 am!

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