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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Taylor Pass to Sunburst

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Route & General Observations

Taylor Pass to Sunburst Weather Station.

Repeat Offender - before (5:33pm) and after(5:43pm) glide avalanche

Recent glide avalanches including two on Repeat Offender, Seattle Ridge near the uptrack. See photos below

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: Repeat Offender SE aspect- 2 near uptrack, W aspect near headwaters of Lyons creek, NE aspect near Placer River, North of Silvertip creek (observed on 4/16)

Recent cornice fall that triggered a wet loose avalanche on a SW aspect at the back of Lyons Creek.

Several recent wet loose natural avalanches (D1-D1.5) on Southerly aspects

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Mostly sunny
Temps: 50F's near sea level, 40F's at Turnagain Pass
Light NE winds
No new precip

Snow surface

Supportable melt/freeze crust from top to bottom (1000' - 3800')
Crust was becoming soft on solar aspects by 1:30pm, but was still fully supportable at 1000' by 3pm.

Photos & Video
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