Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass Road Observations

Route & General Observations

We drove through Turnagain Pass trying to get a look around with the better weather and visibility. After 5 days of stormy conditions we wanted to get an idea of how the mountains faired with 4-5′ of new snow. We saw many loose snow, wind slab, and storm slab avalanches that entrained a significant amount of storm snow. Most notably the largest slide we could see from the road was the west face of Magnum where majority of the face had slid during the storm cycle, probably on March 18. Check out some of the photos below…

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
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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Broken clouds with incoming weather.

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