Observation: Turnagain

Location: Wolverine

Route & General Observations

Route to wolverine and up a ridge line to tree line. Snow became progressively more wind effected with elevation, anything past tree line was scoured. Some wind slabs were supportable, others not.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Impressive slide on a west aspect into the wolverine bowl, pictures below. Probably occurred during last storm cycle. Several large whumphs above tree line on wind slabs. Up to a foot thick finger to pencil hard slab collapsing on sugary snow. Some cracking on wind features.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cloudy with light winds on the ridge.

Snow surface

Powder in sheltered areas, wind scoured otherwise.


North aspect, 2,000', 20 degree slope, HS 105cm. CTV broke a few cm above ground and ECTX. Pit location seemed to receive a good amount of wind.

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