Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan common

Route & General Observations

Uptrack from Center ridge parking lot to Tincan bowl. Used the set track I put in during the storm from yesterday. Snow was deep but it seemed to have dried out and was not so much of a wallow struggle like yesterday. About 3-5″ filled in my old skin track from 3/13. We noticed a ton of Avalanches on the motorized side all along seattle ridge.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect East
Elevation 2000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Spotted at least 7 Avalanches all along Seattle ridge/Motorized side. All all the same Elevation band 2000' to 2500'. Ran into a party that said they witnessed the two larger slides. They reported that the Slides went off at right at the same time as first group of sleddres where working up the normal low angle track on to seattle ridge. It was pretty hard to tell how wide or deep these slides. Seemed to be from New/Old interface and my guess that these are more windslabs then storm slabs based on location and how the winds where acting yesterday during the storm. The largest one had a very LARGE run out that was shocked to see.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Blue skies with some SCT clouds to the south of the pass. Air temp was around high 20's for most of the day. Solars deff started to get cooked as the day progressed. light wind out of the west.

Snow surface

3.5 to 4 feet of new snow in this storm. Snow settled and dried out. Early in the AM very small surface hoar started from last night. Watched most of the sun bake this away on the right aspects. Snow quality for skiing was a 9 out of 10


Did not do any formal snow pit tests- was with clients and had a stepping back mindset and kept it very low key and so much good snow to play around in and not be in true avalanche terrain for the day. With a quick ski pole could feel below the new snow the mix of facets and crust from last week. Still a poor structure in my eyes.

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