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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Road Observations - Girdwood to Summit Lake

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Route & General Observations

Road Observations along the Seward Highway – Girdwood to Summit Lake – Photos and information sent in by Tim Glassett from the ADOT&PF.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

New glide avalanches seen today, Monday:
Summit Lake #1 (around MP 43), East facing
Summit Lake #6
Max's Southerly face

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

Glide avalanches

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Poor visibility and obscured skies in Turnagain Pass with light snow falling mid-day and no accumulation.

Photos & Video
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