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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Road Observations

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Route & General Observations

Road obs to scout for any new glide avalanches along Turnagain Pass.

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

New glide release on Magnum's West face - mid-elevation. Likely released between late April 18 and early April 20th. See photo below. This was the only new glide noted today.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Overcast skies with some blue holes here and there. Temperatures along the Pass at 1,000' were up to 40F. A skiff of snow fell overnight, possibly up to 3-4" in favored places along the Northern end of the Pass (Eddies/Tincan). Rain/snow line looked to be around 1,500' to 1,800'.

Photos & Video
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