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Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Twin peaks trail

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Observer:
Route & General Observations

Went up the twin peaks trail. Tried gaining ridge. Lots of wind and signs of wind effect.

 

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect WestElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth3ft
Width 150ftVertical Run 250ft
Avalanche Details

Remotely triggered wind slab while skinning, hard slab up to 6’ tall blocks in spots. D2

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

Lots of wind scoured high points and soft in low points. Whumphing and cracks. Some old avalanche debris.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

20 degrees F. Sunny. 20mph winds gusts even higher.

Snow surface

Hard windbaord

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