Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan trees

Route & General Observations

Dug some handpits, seemed like pretty wet snow.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NorthwestElevation 2500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth2ft
Width 50ftVertical Run 40ft
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Obvious signs of instability. Lots of small slides on rollovers.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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5” new snow while touring. 40+ mph gusts, rain line fluctuated from 1200’ -2000’

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