Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Broke trail up normal sunburst uptrack for final day of private rec1 for AGC just to top of alders.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect East
Elevation 1400ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 50ft
Vertical Run 200ft  
Avalanche Details

New small avalanche directly across from sunburst parking lot on seattle ridge. Snowmachine tracks below it perhaps remote triggered it. It wasn’t there at 10 am and was there at 2 pm. Another similiar aspect, elevation and circumstance directly above snow machine lot but not as certain of that timing

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

Winds were transporting snow off Seattle Ridge

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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-11 at parking lot, gorgeous and cold. Winds 5-10 from the south at lower elevations.

Snow surface

Settled powder


Dug 6 S facing pits at 2100’ with same poor structure but no results.

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