Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan trees

Route & General Observations

Whumps and small isolated cracking , recent slab avalanche on cfr ridge

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

suspect wind slab

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Whumpfing and isolated cracking around skis on low angle slopes on the ascent (north end of the west facing slope) Group experienced a large whumpf while regrouping in a flat meadow at tree line. A recent slab avalanche on CFR ridge (lookers left of common bowl)

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear sunny sky, light wind, 18 degrees at the parking lot

Snow surface

Variable, powder

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