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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Common

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Went up established skin track to tincan common, didn’t end up going to the top after seeing 3 ski tracks that triggered shallow looking wind slabs

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect WestElevationunknown
Slope Angle 36degCrown Depth 6in
Width 40ftVertical Run 50ft
Avalanche Details

We didn't walk up to the slide but it didn't look very deep. I'd estimate <6" but were at least 100 yards away. It looked like there may have been two separate slides that joined together. I took photos but we were too far to see it clearly. The slide was near the southern ridge between hippy bowl and tincan common.

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

We also saw a single crack approximately 15' wide. It looked like it had moved a few inches, but hadn't slide.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Some wind above treeline, not blowing hard.

Snow surface

Some wind affected spots.

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