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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Silvertip

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Route & General Observations

Standard mine road in. Followed faint old skin track.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownAvalanche Type Wet Loose Snow
Aspect West NorthwestElevation 2700ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Run 1000ft
Avalanche Details

Day or so old slide. Seemed like point release that built up and carried down additional loose wet snow with it. Covered up previous skin track.
Only saw one active point release while touring. Plenty of these along the flat ridge face.

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Observer Comments

High winds possible loading. Wind board.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Sunny. Warm. Inconsistent high winds in upper elevation. Blowing south easterly.
I’d guess 25-30 deg. Solar rays Felt like Nuevo Mexico spring.

Snow surface

Soft recent snow fall, atop thick wind crust. Possibly hardened by some melt freeze activity. Hot mashed taters on the way out of the valley. Sticking to bottom of ski at times.

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