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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge - Repeat Offender

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Route & General Observations

Several images from a glide/full depth avalanche seen in motion on Repeat Offender. Debris ran over a portion of the common up-track. Also images from the backside of Seattle Ridge.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Slab
Aspect SoutheastElevation 2000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 100ftVertical Run 500ft
Avalanche Details

Glide/full depth avalanche release on the Repeat Offender slide path at 5:30pm, March 30th. Avalanche was seen in motion while descending the common up-track.

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

Deep mushy snow on the SE face of Seattle Ridge late in the day. Snow surfaces didn't soften as much as expected on the Westerly aspects (backside of Seattle Ridge).

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