|Location:||Road Observations through Turnagain Pass|
Route & General Observations
Pretty good visibility. Drove to Johnson Pass North Trail Head.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Recent Avalanches triggered mid storm last night/early this morning:
Several recent crowns were still visible, but partially filled in.
D2 on NE shoulder near Explorer Glacier, Portage, ~2500'
Fresh debris pile on East face of Seattle Ridge (directly across from Tincan)
D1.5 Lipps SW shoulder ~2500'
D2 Northeast Shoulder of Sunburst ~2500'
*Recent Debris in many gullies along the Seward Hwy and Portage Rd from the last 3 days.
*Several large avalanches were triggered during Avalanche reduction by the ADOT today between mile post 90-99 on the Seward Hwy.
Skys became partly cloudy for several hours 10:30am - 2:30pm in Turnagain Pass
Scattered rain showers near Portage to Girdwood at 3:30pm
34F along the road at Turnagain Pass
Winds were light along the hwy
6" wet heavy snow at motorized parking lot