Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan, Sunburst, Magnum, Cornbiscuit

Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain Pass at 8:30am and didn’t see any recent activity. Drove back through Turnagain around 2:30pm and several large wet slab avalanches had released on Northwest and West aspects of Tincan, Sunburst, Magnum, and Cornbiscuit. I continued South through Summit Lake to Cooper Landing and then back to Moose Pass. No other notable activity was observed.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect West Northwest
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Wet avalanche cycle in Turnagain Pass today.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, 55F, Calm winds

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