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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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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: W. Wagner
Date:   Nov 17th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   A quick afternoon hike up Sunburst to see just how wet the snow is. Weather: Overcast, calm and warm. Temps around 40F at the parking lot. Light rain in Girdwood and Portage but had stopped raining on the Pass by the afternoon. The mountains continue to lose the snow cover below 3,000'. What is occurring in the alpine, where it is cold enough for snow, is likely just the opposite. Sn >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: TGlassett
Date:   Nov 15th, 2014
Location:   Seward Hwy (with map)
Observation:   1 car sunburst parking lot, 4 at Tincan Parking lot.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Nov 11th, 2014
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Road Observations on Turnagain Pass Weather: Temperature 39deg at the Pass with light rain. Gusty variable wind with overcast skies. Recent Avalanches: Widespread natural avalanche activity. Below are a few more photos to add to the growing collection. Activity has been occurring during the past 4 days, beginning Friday. The height of activity looks to have been Saturday and Sunday. Glide >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 10th, 2014
Location:   Girdwood Valley (with map)
Observation:   Great light this morning to see recent avalanche and glide release activity around the Girdwood Valley after a weekend of heavy rain, and snow and high winds in higher elevations. All photos taken from the Girdwood Airport and Seward Highway with a 70-200mm lens between 11am and Noon. The photos show many glide crack releases on northern and western aspects, as well as many glide cracks tha >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 10th, 2014
Location:   Hope Road MP 9 (with map)
Observation:   Fairly widespread D2's failing at the ground from Turnagain Arm to Moose Pass over the 11/8-11/9 weekend. Here's a photo taken from Hope Road.
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 10th, 2014
Location:   Girdwood (with map)
Observation:   More photos of the Nuri cycle over the weekend. Nov 9 and 10.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 9th, 2014
Location:   United States (with map)
Observation:   I toured up the standard route on Sunburst yesterday 11/9 with a group of five and two dogs. We headed out in rain and blustery winds from the parking lot (38 on car’s thermometer). Below 2000 feet, the snow was sparse and icy (refrozen) and trail was brushey. From 2000-2500, the wet snow had refrozen with a marginally supportable crust, the overall snow depth was around boot top. On >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 9th, 2014
Location:   United States (with map)
Observation:   Time: 11:30 AM - 5 PM Location: Center Ridge Route: Up a generally Southwest aspect past the weather station to a high point near 2000' in elevation; back to the Center Ridge lot following our route up. Weather: Temperatures ranged from 33-37f throughout the day. Overcast skies with occasional lower clouds that would obscure neighboring ridge lines. In exposed areas, light winds >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 9th, 2014
Location:   Tincan and Eddy's (with map)
Observation:   Lots of glide cracks in the usual areas around Turnagain Pass.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 9th, 2014
Location:   Portage Road (with map)
Observation:   D2's running in Portage Valley.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 9th, 2014
Location:   Seward Highway MP61 Twin Peaks (with map)
Observation:   Avalanche activity observed between Portage Valley and Moose Pass Mostly D1's and some D2's. This slab on Twin Peaks had the widest fracture line. Looks to be about 250' wide?
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 9th, 2014
Location:   Seward Highway MP 34 Bus Stop (with map)
Observation:   D2 in Bus Stop North Path just north of Moose Pass at MP 34-35.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 8th, 2014
Location:   United States (with map)
Observation:   Some glide cracks forming on the steeper rolls on sunburst, lower flanks.
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: ADOT&PF
Date:   Nov 8th, 2014
Location:   Girdwood
Observation:   These photos were sent into us by the ADOT&PF Avalanche Program. A lot of fresh glide releases have been reported. All of these at the mid-elevation band. The indicator path photo shows how debris can funnel into gullies and run quite far. Good reminder if thinking of hiking up areas like Crow Ck Pass in a storm.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 6th, 2014
Location:   Warm up bowl/seattle ridge (with map)
Observation:   Dragged belly in parking lot, Went to warm up bowl. Found nice powder skiing.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Nov 4th, 2014
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Below are several great photos sent in to us last night from the Sunburst ridge area at Turnagain Pass.
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: W. Wagner
Date:   Nov 4th, 2014
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Some sun and clouds on Turnagain Pass today with a few folks getting out and enjoying it! Several days of stormy weather (10/31-11/3) deposited around 12-14" of storm snow (1.2" water eq.) with moderate easterly winds. Reports from some folks that were out on Sunburst are: Above treeline, 1-2+ feet of wind distributed but soft, low density snow that sits on tundra and rocks. Below treeline is >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Oct 27th, 2014
Location:   Center Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Skinned up Center Ridge to about 2 miles along the ridge. Rock hard snow at the trailhead, 6 inches of soft fresh snow at the weather station and about 8 of fresh out near our turn around spot. Any of the water in the trail in the trees was frozen solid, no icing of skins. Decent skiing, walked a bit down through the steepest terrain below the weather station on return. Lots of surface hoar thr >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Oct 27th, 2014
Location:   Girdwood (with map)
Observation:   View of glide cracks on Max's SW Face from Bird Point RWIS
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Oct 26th, 2014
Location:   Jewel, Milk, Raven (with map)
Observation:   Skied Jewel, Milk, and Raven since Wednesday 10/22. ~6-16" new snow, depending on elevation, from earlier in the week. Low density with some rime in places. Wind Saturday and Sunday has redistributed snow and some unstable drifts have developed AEB shooting cracks, collapsing, and one small and thin natural wind slab in a heavily loaded area near the Crow Pass trail. Some significant surf >>>> see observation for complete description
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