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Toured up from the Indian side for an overnight, numerous wet slides on all aspects, mostly originating in steep rocky terrain. Some slides had stepped down to lower layers. There were some very large slides in and around Bird’s Eye peak and powerline pass, and at least one slide on the Arctic side of the  [ Read More ]
Observed a 110ft wide zone of avalanche debris on the north side of the Arctic Valley road (pic). Length of avalanche runout estimated at 500ft. Did not examine start zone, but appears to be near rocky outcrops on the upper part of the slope (pic). Crown thickness unknown but avalanche broke to ground in several  [ Read More ]
Apr 17, 2021
4_17_21 Began our bike ride out via Eklutna lake at 8:30 am. Temperature was in the mid-20s and crust was supportable all the way until snow conditions changed around 2500ft. We choose Bold as an area of interest due to elevation and aspect. Besides the knowledge of a soon-to-be warm day, we experienced numerous whoomphs  [ Read More ]
Apr 16, 2021
We toured up Falls Creek and climbed South Suicide via the standard South Ridge route. Saw multiple recent natural wet slides on east and west aspects on the approach. Most of these slides were in steep rocky terrain at about the 3000-3500′ elevation band. By mid morning steep, rocky and sunny east aspects started shedding.  [ Read More ]
Multiple slides on the south facing slope one of which covered the access road to private property at the end of Cottongrass Rd. The largest slide also covered a large (200 yds) of a private road further up the south face  [ Read More ]