Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge

Route & General Observations

Quick outing to Seattle Ridge to take stock of any recent avalanche activity. Only recent slide noted was on Seattle Ridge, see below.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Slab
Aspect SoutheastElevation 2500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth6ft
Width 200ftVertical Run 800ft
Avalanche Details

New glide avalanche release across from the motorized parking lot around 11am, March 26th. This was the left side of a glide crack whose right side avalanched around 3/8. Photo below.

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, otherwise no red flags.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, Breeze NE winds, Temps in the mid 30's at 1,000'

Snow surface

Soft wet saturated snow below 2,000'. Hard crusty old snow above 2,000' to 2,500' which was our high point.

Photos & Video
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