Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Normal bush wack to Sunburst “greenish” terrain.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southwest
Elevation 2500ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Remote trigger (I think, I didn't actually see it, but did not notice it on our first lap). Looked like 30cm x 7m x 13m pocket, adjacent slightly larger avalanche definitely from previous day.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

When skied or skinned in untouched area cracking and whumpfing occurred.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Inversion, (10deg F) at car warmer up high. Calm and clear

Snow surface



Around 1ft of new snow on old facets, grass and crusts. Deepest snowpack observation 70cm at ridge.