Observation: Turnagain

Location: Seward highway between Girdwood and Turnagain Pass

Route & General Observations

Observed natural avalanches and avalanches from DOT/ARR mitigation while heading up to the pass.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent natural avalanches from within the past 24 hours across the Arm on indicator paths and on the West face of Pyramid. Avalanches along the railroad/highway corridor were naturals and DOT/ARR mitigation work.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Raining. Temps in the high 30s.

Snow surface

Saturated snow/slush along the highway.

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