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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan trees just below the weather station at tree line

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Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect North NortheastElevation 2000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 20in
Width 20ftVertical Run 25ft
Avalanche Details

Skied from the weather station down to the right thru some small trees to a rollover. We had seen some shooting cracks on similar aspect on a previous run but while on low angle terrain avoidING the most aggressive section of rollover the slope propigated and slid the most recient snow (last 24 hr)leaving aprox 20" crown. Soft Slabs at mid elevations are forming in exposed areas.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

20-30mph wind from N NE. Snowing aprox inch hr.

Snow surface

New snow