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Apr 16, 2021
Large natural avalanche seen from the road. 1- In Placer Valley on the east side. This slab ran over the common up-route to Squirrel Flats 2- In 20-Mile on the west side of the drainage. Large slab with lower propagating crowns in you look close.  [ Read More ]
We rode out to the Spencer Glacier for a sight-seeing day today. Crusts in the valleys, with widespread wind effect on just about every aspect. Looks like this next round of snow will be falling on firm surfaces on all aspects, whether it is supportable wind slabs, sun crusts, or firm wind-scoured surfaces.  [ Read More ]
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Mar 16, 2021
Seward highway to Spencer Bench Cabin via Squirrel flats. Overnight at SBC then rode Squirrel flats and back down the north route and back to highway.  [ Read More ]
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Mar 12, 2021
Seward Highway to Skookum drainage and Skookum Glacier  [ Read More ]
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Skied up to about 2000′. Noted some small natural avalanches that released mid-storm Wednesday or Thursday at the new/old interface. We remote-triggered a small but deep wind slab that failed on a layer of surface hoar sitting on the sun crust that formed last week. I drove up Turnagain Pass later in the afternoon to  [ Read More ]