Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst to 3500'

Route & General Observations

Skinned up West ridge of Sunburst. There was a supportable crust from top to bottom with an inch of new snow on surface.

seattle glides

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

Recent glide avalanches on Seattle Ridge - new since yesterday
Glide avalanches on Eddies North and South aspects, Tincan SW aspect, Sharksfin, Wolverine - there are so many its hard to know exactly when they released in the last few days.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly sunny in the afternoon becoming partly cloudy by 4pm
Temps at road were mid 40F's, ridgetop high 20F's
Calm winds
An inch of new snow was observed

Snow surface

Crust has formed from top to bottom
1000' - 3" supportable to skis, boot pen~10-12"
2000' - 2" supportable crust, both skis/boot
3000' - 1" supportable to skis, boot pen~6-12"

*Crust on Solar aspects was starting to get soft by 4pm


Below 2500' moist loose m/f found under the crust
Between 2500' to 3500' moist rounded snow was found under crust

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