Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass -Road obs

Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain between 5:30pm and 6pm. Did not see any obvious fresh glide avalanche with snow on bed surface before it melts in the sun. I did notice a newish glide avalanche on an East aspect in Lynx Creek, adjacent to another glide avalanche that was observed on 3/31.

Glide cracks are continuing to open up and widen. There are a lot of cracks on the SW facing terrain on non-motorized side of the road, and still a handful of large cracks on Seattle Ridge that haven’t avalanched yet.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Lynx Creek Glide avalanche - sometime in the last few days.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy
No precip

Snow surface

Snow is melting fast along the road and patches of bare ground exposed on far South end of Turnagain Pass.

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