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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Standard sunburst uptrack to alder line.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect South SouthwestElevation 2800ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Saw a skier triggered soft slab.

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
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Valley clouds, partly cloudy above 2000.

Snowpack

CT16 Q2, ECTN23. Both failed on buried surface hoar 20cm down. Pit 40cm, 11 degree slope, west aspect, 2100'.

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