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Observations

Region: Turnagain, scottfennell
Location: Road Observations through Turnagain Pass
Observer:
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Route & General Observations

Pretty good visibility. Drove to Johnson Pass North Trail Head.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

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.

Weather

Weather

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

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

6" wet heavy snow at motorized parking lot

Photos & Video

Photos



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