Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge - large avalanche on the road side, across from motorized parking lot

Route & General Observations

Saw this recent avalanche today. Was reported by others that heard/saw the slide at 1:45pm, Jan 14. Believed to have been either remotely triggered by snowmachiner(s) along ridgeline above or a natural. No one known to have been caught as avalanche released below ridge where snowmachine tracks were later seen.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Southeast
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth4ftWidth 250ft
Vertical Run 2000ft  
Avalanche Details

Little known about avalanche at this point. It looks to have released in either the new storm snow or the below the New Year's storm snow before stepping down to weaker layers near the ground. You can see the ground exposed if you look close in the photo.

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