Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan - Eddies - Seattle Ridge

Route & General Observations

Posting a few photos and info sent to us by Bryce Barnes of his snowpack test on Tincan (unstable results), plus a natural avalanche he saw in motion on Seattle Ridge, and an opening glide crack on south facing Eddies ridge. All from his day on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Southeast
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 200ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Avalanche seen in motion across the valley on Seattle Ridge while digging a snowpit on Tincan. Appeared to be around 200' wide and reported as a natural.

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Observer Comments

Recent avalanche.
Poor snowpack test resutls.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cloudy, temps just above freezing (3C).

Snow surface

Creamy snow.


Found the weak layer under the storm snow from last week still reactive.
The storm snow has settled/consolidated from 3-4 feet to 2-2.5 feet over the past several days.
Pit at 2,700' on a WSW aspect. ECTP 22 down just over 2 feet (68cm) on buried surface hoar.

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