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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner / Sykes
Date:   Dec 19th, 2014
Location:   Tincan
Observation:   Route: Tincan common up track to a high point of 3,000'. Weather: Skies partly cloudy with periods of good visibility then periods with no visibility Intermittent light snow showers Winds light from the NE above treeline Temperatures in the upper 20's F at treeline and low 30's F at 1,000' Obvious Signs of Instability: Recent Avalanches - No Collapsing - No Cracking - No Snow sur >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 18th, 2014
Location:   Sunnyside (with map)
Observation:   Route: Sunny side snow machine uptrack, skinned from the parking lot however had to remove skis to cross some open streams. Weather: Mostly clear skies and calm wind. Temperatures below freezing at the road and in the high teens to 20s at the ridge top. Obvious signs of instability: Recent avalanches (probably mid storm) on NE side of main bowl off of common snow machine uptra >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Thamm/Fitzgerald
Tincan to Common Bowl
Date:   Dec 18th, 2014
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations December 18, 2014 Route Tincan up to top of Common Bowl Weather Temps in the low 20's Winds calm Sunny clear skies, no precipitation Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-YES - Skier triggered avalanche on Sunburst SW face (see Avalanche Report) -Natural avalanche on SW face of Kern (picture below) Shooting Cracks-NO Collapsing - Localized colla >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Thamm/Fitzgerald
Skier triggered avalanche on Sunburst
Date:   Dec 18th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst SW Face (with map)
Observation:   December 18, 2014 Approximate time 14:00 Skier triggered avalanche on Sunburst Southwest face. One caught and fully buried, no injuries. SS/HS-ASu-D2.5-R3-I Trigger - Skier Aspect - SW Elevation, Start Zone ≈ 3600' Estimated Dimensions: Crown Depth ≈ 2 - 3' Width ≈ 300' Vertical runout ≈ 1000' (The toe of the debris was reported to have stopped short of the creek drainage >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 18th, 2014
Location:   Manitoba, Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Route: Manitoba, normal west side uptrack Weather: Mostly sunny. Calm to Light North wind. -3 C. Signs of Instability: Several 1-2 day old avalanches on steep (40 - 40+) SW-NW slopes. 2 whoomphs on uptrack around 3,400 ft. Second skier on descent Remote triggered size 2 avalanche 40+ degree slope, W - NW aspect from 15 meters away on 25 degree slope. Propagated into 2 further gullie >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 18th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (cornice line)
Observation:   Observed avalanche activity: 1 big avalanche. Signs of instability: Avalanche advisory said unstable. No collapses or cracks today but previous collapsing and cracks on Dec. 16th, Tincan. Skiing riding conditions: Very good powder, down to pretty low, right side up. Skied sunburst off the top and it was good. Tempted into the cornice lines by good sun and powder but warned multiple time >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 18th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst ridge, Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   Skier triggered avalanche. Observed first skier ride out cleanly on my approach to the summit. When I topped out I observed this crown. I assumed the second skier dropping in triggered this. One of my ski partners said the debris ran to the valley floor with two sets of ski tracks coming out. Myself and 5 others skied down near the up-track, then onto the same south facing aspect without >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area

Observer: Alex McLain
Lower Russian Lake (Cooper Landing)
Date:   Dec 18th, 2014
Location:   Lower Russian Lake (with map)
Observation:   This avalanche came down earlier this week. People should use the lake to travel on since it now has 8" of ice and gets you away from these slide paths. This path has crossed the trail many times and can slide several times within a week. Last year we had 2 avalanches this big or larger within a week.
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Dec 18th, 2014
Location:   Summit Lake
Observation:   Avalanche activity was seen at the start of the week on West aspects in many of the gullies in the area. The natural avalanche activity seemed to be concentrated on this aspect. No other evidence of avalanche activity was seen on any of the other aspects in the Summit Lake Area area. On Wednesday a skier reported 2 medium size whumphs on low angle terrain around 3000' level on Manitoba >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Predeger
Date:   Dec 17th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route: Sunburst parking lot to 2,800’ on westerly ridge. Boot pack/ Hiking recommended to ~1400'. Weather: SNOW!!! 32 degrees in the parking lot and light snow showers through the pass today. Rain/ snow line dropped to around 500’ overnight. Light to moderate easterly winds at ridge tops. Obvious Signs of Instability: Recent Avalanches – Several natural mid-storm avalanches obs >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 17th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route: Sunburst Uptrack, hiking to 1400ft. Turned around at about 2800ft due to avalanche conditions and increased slope angles above that point. Weather: Calm to Light winds with some drifting on the ridge. Observed moderate winds with significant drifting higher up on Sunburst ridge and on Sunburst side of Taylor pass. No precipitation for most of the day with light snow in the aftern >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: TGlassett
Date:   Dec 17th, 2014
Location:   Lipps WSW face (with map)
Observation:   Wide propagation, appears to have run to valley
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Dec 17th, 2014
Location:   Seward Hwy/Portage Road (with map)
Observation:   Avalanche activity observed during Dec 15 and Dec 16 road patrols between Girdwood and Seward. Fairly widespread activity but nothing bigger than D2.5 with some avalanches running to valley floors in areas with channeled terrain. Howitzer mission on December 16 at MP 21 produced zero results in deep snowpack at shot point elevations between 3500' and 4500'
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 17th, 2014
Location:   manitoba (with map)
Observation:   recent avalanche activity: see pic. no others noticed from manitoba. Signs of instability: 2 incidences of medium whoomphs: both around 3200ft, about 100 yards below manitobas north ridge on a west aspect. <25deg slope angle, likely windloaded. Crusty base with less than 1/2 inch of snow along trail. Crusty base with ~1 inch at the base of the meadows. At top of meadows new snow was a >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Dec 17th, 2014
Location:   Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Saw many avalanches mainly on West aspects up at Summit Lake. See pictures below. Looks like they all came down during the storm earlier this week.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner / Thamm
Date:   Dec 15th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route: Common route up to the westerly Sunburst ridge - we got to 2,700' before turning around due to unstable snow. Hiking required to snow line ~1400'. Weather: Moderate rain in the parking lot, rain/snow line ~1500-1700', big snow flakes above 2000'. Snowing 2cm/hour (.75"/hour). Very obscured skies and light to moderate northerly winds on the ridge. Temperature 36F in lot and around >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 14th, 2014
Location:   Upper Lake George Glacier (with map)
Observation:   Date: Dec 12th, 2014 Weather: Partly cloudy, some fog, winds <5 knots. Obvious signs of instability: Recent Avalanches - Yes, singular, small natural point release. Collapsing - No Cracking - No Snow depths: 0-2000': none (estimated from air). 2000'-4800': 0-7'+. 4800'-6000': Unknown, dug snow pit down to 6 feet depth. Primary concerns: Top 4" sluff release (CT12) >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner / Johnston-Bloom
Date:   Dec 13th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route: Hiked with skis on packs to ~1600' to where there was enough snow to skin. Skinned up the Sunburst ridge to a high point of ~3400'. Weather: Partly cloudy skies turning to obscured with the leading edge of a storm rolling in. Light snow began to fall around 1pm with light NE winds (moderate gusts on ridge). Temperatures in the mid 20'sF on ridge and warming. Temps warmed to the mid 30 >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: G. Predeger
Hippy Bowl
Date:   Dec 11th, 2014
Location:   Tin Can (with map)
Observation:   Route Tin Can parking lot up to skier’s right Hippy Bowl (3,200’) Weather Temps in the low 20's. Fog bank between 1,200’ and 1,900’. Clear skies and sunshine above 1,900’. Calm winds No precipitation Obvious Signs of instability: Recent avalanches-Nothing recent in the past 48hrs. Shooting cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Other- Witnessed 2 separate and substantial human-triggered >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Dec 11th, 2014
Location:   Tenderfoot Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Over the past week we had a warm weather system come into the area in the form of rain at lower and mid elevation. Rain fell to at least 3000' level perhaps a little higher. Over the past few days temperatures fell into the teens and twenties creating a breakable crust at lower to mid elevations with surface hoar on top. Snow depth at lower elevations was 5-8" deep with brush and thin >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 11th, 2014
Location:   Tincan 2,100ft (with map)
Observation:   Route Tin Can parking lot to just below treeline at 2,100ft Weather Temps in the 20's. Fog to 1,900ft Calm winds No precipitation Obvious Signs of instability: Recent avalanches-No Shooting cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Surface Observations Very firm/icy conditions for the first 500. Supportable crust 500'-2,100ft (our highest elevation). Surface hoar observed as we neared treeli >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: TGlassett
Date:   Dec 11th, 2014
Location:   Portage Valley rd. and Hope Cut-off (with map)
Observation:   Avalanches occurred on recent cycle 12/8- 12/9 As with previous ob. Several moderate sized avalanches with good propagation region wide.
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REGION: Summit

Observer: TGlassett
Date:   Dec 11th, 2014
Location:   Seward Hwy from MP 21-79 (with map)
Observation:   These avalanches occurred on recent cycle from 12/8- 12/9
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Dec 10th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst
Observation:   Route Sunburst Ridge up to 3,400’ Weather Temps in the high 20s to low 30sF Mostly Clear skies Calm winds No precip Obvious Signs Recent avalanches-some, see below Shooting cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Avalanche activity-we observed crowns that had filled in and most had likely occurred between 12/7-12/9. Many starting zones between 3,000-4,000’ had older crowns filled in (mid s >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 9th, 2014
Location:   United States (with map)
Observation:   After a couple of restless days in the house, I decided to tour up toward Taylor Pass, to see what had transpired during the storm, hoping for the best. On the drive up, besides the avalanches and point releases noted in Thamm and Wagner's observations yesterday, I also saw two slides on the west face of Eddies, up in the upper bowl ~2800', as well as on the west side of Magnum, also ~2800'. >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: TGlassett
Date:   Dec 9th, 2014
Location:   Turnagain arm (with map)
Observation:   Avalanches from 12/7-12/8
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Thamm / Wagner
Date:   Dec 8th, 2014
Location:   Turnagain Pass - Road Observations (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Dec.8, 2014 Route Road observations from Turnagain Pass and Summit Lake Weather @ Turnagain Pass (1000ft) Temps in high 30's F Winds were light to moderate Visibility good to about 3500ft Raining moderate to heavy Obvious Signs of Instability Recent Avalanches - Yes (we saw predominantly wet loose avalanches, two were shallow wet slabs) - Natural D2 wet slab >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 6th, 2014
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   Time: 10:20 AM to 4:20 PM Route: Iditarod trail to the base of Eddies, then up the Western bowl to 2300'. From there, across the North facing bowl and up a north aspect ridge to the top (3100'.) Down a generally western aspect. NOTE: The creek crossing on the Iditarod trail isn't frozen yet. Weather: Mid-30s down low, cooling to 30f at the top; overcast with occasionally obscur >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 6th, 2014
Location:   Eddies, Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   Date Time: 20141206, 10:00. Location: Eddies. Turnagain Pass. Weather: Skinning 2 miles on trail, Obscured sky (a valley fog covering sky, preventing me to determinate sky conditions). At 1000' we had a light snowfall. No accumulation. At 2,350' ASL Sky was overcast, no precipitation, Light E wind, Temp 29º F. Signs: No recent avalanches. No shooting cracks. No whoompf. Snow: >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Dec 6th, 2014
Location:   Seattle Ridge / Main Bowl (with map)
Observation:   Route: Skinned the standard up-track into Main Bowl, circled around the bowl and out the common up-track. Weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered valley fog. Light snowfall off and on throughout the day (accumulation only a trace). Snowing at the Pass but raining along the arm at sea level. Temperature 32* F at 1000', 31* F at 2,700'. Light winds from the North. Signs of Instability: Recent >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: TGlassett
Date:   Dec 5th, 2014
Location:   Right and above old tank farm, Whittier Alaska
Observation:   Observed 12/4/2014 by D Hamre Photos taken 12/5/2014 TGlassett Top crown measured at 2700' debris elevation at 211'; approximate 2500' run Gunners left crown to right about 3150'; approximate propagation 3300'. Easterly aspect, far looker's right of the AAMT (Whittier Tunnel) entrance from the Whittier side.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Dec 5th, 2014
Location:   Magnum/Sunburst
Observation:   Route Magnum ridge (lower) to Sunburst ridge Weather Overcast Winds light to moderate out of the East, gusts to 25mph Occasional plumes off of ridge lines and peaks No precip Temps in the high 20s to low 30sF Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Shooting Cracks-some, very small around skis (see photo) Collapsing-NO Surface Conditions Winds over the past several days >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Predeger
Date:   Dec 4th, 2014
Location:   Repeat Offender (with map)
Observation:   Route: DOT snow stake lot (motorized side) following the common up-track to Seattle ridge. Dug a pit well below the ridge at about 2,300’ on an east aspect. Weather: Overcast with moderate winds form the northeast. Temperatures in the high 20’s Signs of Instability: Recent avalanches - NO Collapsing - NO Cracking - NO Snow surface: 3-4” of new, fairly dense snow from the last >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Dec 4th, 2014
Location:   Summit Lake (Butcher Peak) (with map)
Observation:   Recent Avalanche Activity: A few in isolated areas. Over the past week only a few avalanches were observed in isolated areas at Summit Lake. Debris from a small avalanche below a rocky area on a West aspect was observed today. An avalanche 2 miles north of Manitoba in the Roaring Brook area which appeared to have a fracture line 2-3 feet deep but debris was not seen due to distance an >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Dec 4th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   See pit image.
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Dec 3rd, 2014
Location:   Manitoba (with map)
Observation:   Weather: Overcast with very light easterly winds. Temperatures in the upper teens and low 20's F. Chilly day. Signs of Instability: Recent avalanches - No. Collapsing - one small collapse at 3,700' in a thin wind scoured East facing location. Collapse believed to be in facets surrounding a crust 5-10cm above the ground (total snow depth ~12-16"). Cracking - Minor cracking around skis. No >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald/Thamm
Date:   Dec 1st, 2014
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Route Tincan-up to top of Common Bowl + 1 run in Tincan trees Weather Temps between high 20s F low 30s F Winds light to moderate out of the East Snowing on and off, less than 1” accumulation by 3pm Overcast, intermittent valley fog Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Shooting Cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Surface Obs 1000ft - 4” (10 cm) new snow sitting on Nov 18 crus >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 30th, 2014
Location:   Pastoral, Grandaddy, Goldpan (with map)
Observation:   Skied Pastoral NE face from summit, Pastoral SW face from summit, Grandaddy N chute from summit, and Goldpan Peak's N face from summit. Patchy D1 windslabs 2-5" thick on all aspects we skied. Relatively obvious if you know what to look for and pay attention. Largest one ran ~1000' in the Grandaddy N chute. No other obvious signs of instability. Very thin snowpack in all areas, some with >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 30th, 2014
Location:   Manitoba Mtn (with map)
Observation:   Snowpack: Snow pit at 3100 ft, 200 ft. below ridgeline on SW aspect. 20 degree slope. Total snowpack depth= 62cm. Isolated pockets collapsing on melt-freeze/facet sandwich 20-25 cm from ground. Top 40 cm fairly well-bonded to MF layer. Signs of Instability: No obvious signs of instability. ECTX. x 2. Surface conditions: Thin wind crust on surface on most aspects above 2600, >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Heather Thamm
Date:   Nov 30th, 2014
Location:   Taylor Pass to Pastoral (with map)
Observation:   November 30, 2014 Route Up Taylor Pass to Pastoral Weather Temps between mid teens and low 20s Light NW winds Dense fog below 3000ft and clear skies above No precipitation Obvious Signs of Instability Recent Avalanches - Several skier triggered D1 loose dry sluffs on steep South and North aspects Shooting Cracks - No Collapsing-No Surface Obs 1000ft - 2" inches of new snow >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 29th, 2014
Location:   Manitoba
Observation:   Manitoba - standard approach Weather: Snowing lightly with poor visibility. Light winds. Skies cleared off at 1800. Snowpack: Pit on standard Manitoba approach at approx. 2200ft. Total snowpack depth= 50cm. 7 cm of new snow since 0100. Several melt freeze layers in first 25 cm with basal ice layer at ground. 20 cm+ mod density snow well bonded to uppermost melt freeze layer. Possi >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Nov 29th, 2014
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Route: Common route up the Tincan Ridge to treeline (2,200'). Hiked the first 20-30minutes, not quite enough new snow to skin from the parking lot. Weather: Snowing!! Not snowing too hard - less than 1cm an hour, but snowing nonetheless. 3" of new snow by midday. Calm winds. Temperatures it the mid 20's F and warming through the day. Signs of instability: Recent avalanches - No Collap >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 28th, 2014
Location:   South face of South Petes/Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Pete's South: Observed debris of 2 loose snow slides from earlier this week. East of Johnson pass parking lot on lower 1/2 of snow field above alder line Magnum: Debris remains from 5 loose snow slides from past few days. Appear to have originated in a rock band about 2/3 of the way up the mountain.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald/Thamm
Date:   Nov 28th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route Sunburst parking (1000’) lot to 3700’ on Ridge. Skied SW aspect to Valley floor. Hiked with skis on pack from 1500’ to parking lot. Weather Overcast, no precip, temps in the low to high 20s F, calm winds Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Shooting Cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Surface Observations We have been mapping the snow surface in anticipation of the nex >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: Heather Thamm
Date:   Nov 27th, 2014
Location:   Ragged Top, eastern aspect (with map)
Observation:   Route- We hiked through the woods from a friends cabin (1200ft) on Crow Creek Rd to the eastern side of Ragged top in Girdwood. We kept our skis on our packs, and started skinning at 2200 ft. We skinned until 3000 ft on the eastern ridge (where cornice usually forms), and descended the northern side of ridge back to our skin track. Wx – Clear skies, calm winds, good visibility, temp >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Nov 27th, 2014
Location:   Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Over the past week we have had no significant snowfall with only a 1/2" of new snow at the north end of the pass. Temperatures have been in the mid to upper 20's with light winds at Fresno that have been variable. Peak gust have been 15-20 mph. No new avalanches seen over the past week. Coverage remains thin at upper elevations and non existent at the valley floor. Below are some pi >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Heather Thamm
Date:   Nov 26th, 2014
Location:   Tincan
Observation:   Route – Tincan - Followed the normal route along the western ridge of Tincan from roadside parking. The snow coverage was pretty thin until about 1500 feet where we started skinning. We stayed on the normal up-route to 3400ft and skied “Common Bowl,” a southwestern aspect, and followed the normal skin track back to the road. Wx- Winds were calm, visibility was limited at times with >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: W. Wagner
Date:   Nov 26th, 2014
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Route: Standard route up the Tincan ridge to ~3,300'. Hiked for the first 30min or so due to lack of snow. Weather: Valley fog that was as high as 2,000' at times. Mid level broken cloud cover just above ridgetops. Very light and variable winds, no precip and temperatures in the mid 20's at 3,000' and 32F at the parking lot, 1,000'. Signs of instability: None. Snowpack: Just a few >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Nov 25th, 2014
Location:   Seattle Ridge
Observation:   Route Seattle Ridge snowmachine uptrack to top of Warm Up Bowl Weather Partly cloudy skies, temps in the high 20s low 30s F, calm winds, no precip Obvious Signs of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Shooting Cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Surface Observations Surface hoar is growing on the surface, ranging in size from 1mm in the lower elevations to 5mm on ridge tops and favored locations ( >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Predeger/ Wagner/ Fitz
Date:   Nov 24th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route: From the Sunburst parking lot we hiked about a half hour (4-500' vertical) to where we could put our skis on. Skinned up the common west ridge route and descended the SW face. Hiked back out the lower elevation snow-less terrain. Weather: Mostly clear skies with a few clouds over the highest peaks. Temperatures in the low 30's in the parking lot (1,000') and upper-mid 20's F on t >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 24th, 2014
Location:   Girdwood (with map)
Observation:   Its warm enough for rollerballs on this SE aspect at about 2600' near milepost 90 Girdwood.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 21st, 2014
Location:   Turnagain Pass - Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Time: 11:50-15:30 Route: From Sunburst pullout, up to 2700' in elevation on Sunburst, via a generally west facing slope and ridge. Back via our uptrack. Weather: Temperature in the high 30s at the road, cooling as elevation was gained. Light occasional precipitation throughout the day, with the rain at lower elevations turning to snow around 1700'. Winds generally from the North or >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner / Moderow
Date:   Nov 21st, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Here are a few more photos to supplement Andy Moderow's observation from our field day on the Sunburst ridge at Turnagain Pass. In short, we found 6-8" of new medium density 'sticky' snow that has fallen in the past 24 hours on top of a 1-3cm stout rain crust from Nov 18. The strong Easterly winds have widely distributed the new snow into drifts and slabs of variable thicknesses. Fresh >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Nov 20th, 2014
Location:   Summit Lake Area (with map)
Observation:   Today up at Summit Lake I found rain snow mix with little or no snow accumulation (less than 1") on the valley bottom. Snow line with more accumulation started at 2500 foot level. Upper elevations were obscured by snow/rain and clouds. At upper elevations snow has been blown off and rocks are visible. See pictures below. Temperatures in the valley were mid 30’s today and at upper >>>> see observation for complete description
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