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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Sharks Fin

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Attempted most direct route from Eddie’s parking lot, toured up west ridge of sharks. Started tour slightly after 12 noon. Both creeks were frozen and easily crossed.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Loose Snow
Aspect SouthElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Numerous wet loose avalanches on south face of wolverine in steep areas and rocks. Looked recent.

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

Roller balls on south face wolverine as well as some smaller on south aspect of sharks. Older debris in several areas at the bottom of sharks south aspect-maybe from the last wind/storm.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Blue bird, no wind, 30 at the car, 40+ on the ridge

Snow surface

Impressive hoar frost in some clearings through the trees. Surface on ridge ranged from dry powder to thin crust to rock hard sastrugi to wet and glopping on top of our skis.