Observation: Turnagain

Location: Road Observations - Turnagain Pass

Route & General Observations

One natural wind slab avalanche on the far southern end of Seattle Ridge (across from the Bertha Ck pullout).
One new glide crack seen on Seattle Ridge, to the looker’s left of the motorized up-track.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Strong NW winds loading South and East aspects.
One possible recent avalanche on a wind loaded SE slope on the far end of Seattle Ridge. This path is just across from the Bertha Ck pullout.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, temps in the 20'sF, winds strong from the NW along ridgelines. Some plumes seen, but not everywhere along the Pass.

Snow surface

Wind effect on most surfaces above treeline

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