Avalanche: Turnagain, Girdwood

Location: Turnagain Pass Road Observation

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Route & General Observations

Girdwood to Johnson Pass Trailhead. Glide crack and avalanche inventory. There is a crack above the up-track on Seattle Ridge that is spooky. The amount of the debris with the glide avalanche above the Bertha Creek parking lot is impressive.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Glide avalanche on Seattle Ridge on East face above Bertha Creek Parking as well a glide avalanches on Eddies, Wolverine and Penguin.

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

Rain, wet loose activity, glide avalanches, glide cracks opening on Seattle Ridge, Cornbiscuit and Petes South

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Overcast-obscured
Rain heavy at times
Temp 40F @ Motorized Parking lot, Sunburst wx station: high 20Fs
Winds: ENE 20-30 mph gusting into the 50s @ Sunburst wx station and similar speeds from SE @ Seattle Ridge wx station,

Snow surface

Saturated at road level, wet loose activity observed on all aspects in mid elevation band

Snowpack

GLIDES ARE ON THE MOVE!!!

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