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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Broke trail through new storm snow. Ski pen ~2ft. Many natural point release and storm slab avalanches observed higher on CFR ridge, Hippy Bowl, etc.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect South SouthwestElevation 2000ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depth 12in
Width 50ftVertical Run 200ft
Avalanche Details

Many natural storm slab avalanches observed. Depth was consistent in the 1-2' range. Many point releases observed on CFR ridge.

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

No signs of instability other than naturals observed. No whumphing or shooting cracks observed on our laps in the trees. Even stomping on the steepest rollovers nothing budged.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Light N winds at elevation, no new snow all day.

Snow surface

4-5' of very low density snow starting to settle.

Snowpack

No formal testing done.