Support the forecast! Support the forecast!

Give to Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Info Center.

Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Common Tincan up track. Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol deployed two groups. Both groups toured above tree like. Group 1 dug a pit on a SW aspect. Group 2 dug a pit on NW aspect. Both pits showed similar results. Recent storm snow was loosely bonded to older snow pack. Skier induced loose snow sluffs were prevalent in steeper terrain. The older snow pack was generally un-reactive to CT and ECT tests. Ski penetration was about 8-16 inches throughout. Well-developed facets were observed in both pits near ground. We observed several small shallow slides on steep (40-45) short slopes near the valley bottom.

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)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Wind loading on North and West aspects. Several shallow small slides on steep short slopes near valley bottom. Collapsing felt near the toe of the small slides.

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.