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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass Road Observation

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Route & General Observations

Drove South to Johnson Pass TH

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type0
Aspect East SoutheastElevation 2300ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 800ftVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Observed fresh debris in slide paths off of Seattle Ridge adjacent to the motorized lot. I was unable to see the starting zones. It appears to be wet slab activity that may have included a glide release as well. I look forward to seeing the whole slide path tomorrow!

Minor wet loose activity on Petes South and up towards Lynx.

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

Light rain @ 1000'
Skies were obscured trending to overcast. The sun was trying to poke through above Lynx Creek.
Temperature @ 1000' - 34 F.
Light wind NE

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