Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Common

Route & General Observations

Standard Tincan up-track to 3200′ on ridge above Common Bowl

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Glide avalanches: entire snowpack failing to the ground leaving a brown patch and swath of debris.

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Observer Comments

Observed new glide releases on Seattle Ridge, S face of Wolverine, Cornbiscuit and in the Skookum drainage. Glide cracks appear to have grown in many locations.

I did not get a good photo of the Cornbiscuit glide cracks, however the looker's right released and the looker's left grew significantly since Sunday.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Broken skies clearing throughout the day
No precipitation
Temps, low 30Fs @ 1000', mid 20Fs at 3000'
Winds: ENE 10-20 mph, gusty around 3:30 pm with plumes along ridge lines

Snow surface

1000'-1500' 2 cm rain crust over moist snow
1500'-1800' .5 cm drizzle crust over dry snow
1800'-2200' 4-6" settled storm snow
2200-3200' 4-6", settled storm snow, wind crust


Hand pits showed good bonding between the new snow and older surfaces. Very minor cracking along wind loaded ridges. Visible wind effect on snow surface. Test slopes produced no results.

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