Location: Road Observations along Turnagain Pass

Route & General Observations

A quick drive through Turnagain Pass to see if there has been any recent avalanche activity in the last couple days. Answer is yes. One new glide/wet slab on Seattle Ridge and possibly one new glide/wet slab on West Pyramid. Photos below.

Cloud cover moved in late morning that will limit refreeze tonight. This should encourage increased natural avalanche activity over the weekend. Heads up!

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect Southeast
Elevation 2400ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Small glide or wet slab release sometime on 4/20 or 4/21. Photo below.

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

Seattle Ridge slide was from the past 24-hours. West Pyramid slide could be simply a melted out old bed surface or a recent avalanche - cannot tell for sure in the photo.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clouds! For the first time in weeks there was bone fide cloud cover today. Temperatures 50F at sea level and 47F at 1,000'.

Snow surface

Snowpack at 1,000' and below was soggy and wet.

Photos & Video
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