Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge

Route & General Observations

Observed large glide avalanche on Seattle Ridge while on the way to Lipps in the morning.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type GlideAspect Southeast
Elevation 2600ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Observed around 8:30am, unsure of actual release time, seemed to be pretty fresh.
Debris ran nearly to valley floor

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

Recent glide avalanches and countless glide cracks along Seattle ridge

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm winds, warm, overcast skies, intermittent trace snowfall observed while on Lipps

Snow surface

Mix of dense powder and breakable to supportable wind slab


No tests done

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