Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass - Seattle Ridge

Route & General Observations

Drove Turnagain Pass down to Johnson Pass North trailhead.

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

Numerous storm slab avalanches observed. Rapid loading (rain).

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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37 degrees at the road. Partial clearing long enough to get some photos, but rain picked back up on our way back to Girdwood.

Snow surface

Snow at the road is completely saturated. Numerous rain runnels. Lack of snow on trees indicated the rain and high winds through the Pass.

Photos & Video
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