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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1451508610December 30, 2015 8:50pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Road Observations through Turnagain PassPretty good visibility. Drove to Johnson Pass North Trail Head.
1451415900December 29, 2015 7:05pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SunburstToured up to 2200' on Sunburst to check out the wind effect from yesterday's storm. The overall level of loading and scouring was impressive. Exposed areas were stripped and leeward slopes were fat a …
1451330713December 28, 2015 7:25pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Road Obs.Road observations today. Girdwood to Mile 62 (Seward Highway) just South of Turnagain pass.
1451237580December 27, 2015 5:33pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SunburstCommon route up Sunburst from parking lot.
1451217600December 27, 2015 12:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan TreesSaturday afternoon -> Sunday afternoon in the Tincan Trees
1451143800December 26, 2015 3:30pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan to 2900'Normal Tincan uptrack to 2900'. Visibility was in/out with bursts of snow showers. Didn't find many red flags today following last night's Xmas storm that left 15" of new snow on Tincan. Lots of large …
1451063820December 25, 2015 5:17pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan to treelineCouple laps in tincan trees. Standard route
1450985100December 24, 2015 7:25pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Magnum RidgeToured up to Magnum Ridge via PMS bowl. Traveled to 3500' to check out surface conditions prior to the storm and the cornice triggered avalanche in Superbowl.
1450984860December 24, 2015 7:21pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SunburstCouple laps on sunburst. Standard uptrack
1450969200December 24, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - LippsLipps to 3474'
1450965600December 24, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Petes NorthJohnson Pass trailhead to powerline, trees, alders, and up to treeline - 2300' - on a NW aspect.
1450909080December 23, 2015 10:18pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Pastoral SE BowlYesOn 12/23/2015 we parked in the Magnum parking lot, took the Sunburst approach, then followed Taylor Creek to Taylor Pass. Winds were calm until we reached Taylor Pass. After Taylor Pass the wind staye …
1450882800December 23, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SilvertipWe toured up Silvertip Creek to investigate a very large natural avalanche that released sometime after the Dec.19th storm. Debris was found along the valley floor and the crown spanned just under 2 m …
1450879200December 23, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Cornbiscuit  Cornbiscuit to 3520'. Skied SW and N aspects from around 3500'.
1450821540December 22, 2015 9:59pmTurnagain, scottfennell - TincanNormal up-track, skier's right exit.
1450820580December 22, 2015 9:43pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Magnum,Super Bowl, Gold PanUp Magnum, many tracks in Super bowl area, obvious signs of avalanches during our last storm. Many tracks in the sun on Gold Pan. Mulitple-friendly groups sharing the area and taking their turns plus …
1450819440December 22, 2015 9:24pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Silvertip CreekYesWent up Silvertip creek - noted large debris pile at bottom of the creekbed. Debris rolled uphill onto the skin track on the opposite side (where we were skinning). Couldn't see the crown until we cli …
1450728556December 21, 2015 8:09pmTurnagain, scottfennell - God's Country (Front side of Seattle ridge, N of the up track)YesMotorized lot to Seattle ridge weather station. Kept riding North along the ridge and dropped in to God's Country to investigate a reported snowmachine triggered slab avalanche from yesterday.
1450728180December 21, 2015 8:03pmTurnagain, scottfennell - PMS BowlYesToured up the west ridge of Magnum to PMS bowl.
1450710000December 21, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan (Hippy Bowl)YesSkinning up Tincan Common, we noticed a skier triggered avalanche on our second lap up. We put our beacons on search to see if we picked up a signal and toured a little closer to the debris pile since …
1450633167December 20, 2015 5:39pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Seattle RidgeGreat day at the Turnagain Pass motorized lot practicing avalanche rescue with 30+ backcountry enthusiasts! Thanks to all those that attend the first 'CNFAIC Avalanche Rescue Workshop' of the season. …
1450623600December 20, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - EddiesYesTwo laps on the WNW bowl of Eddies
1450623600December 20, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Sunny side, Gods CountryYesA Snowmobile Triggered avalanche, no burial, rider throttled out of sidehill.
1450616400December 20, 2015 1:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Sunburst Normal Skin trackSkied multiple runs on W and SSW aspects from the top of the ridge at the normal jump off point (west end before cornice line).
1450564140December 19, 2015 10:29pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan TreesYesStandard Tincan uptrack to 2250'
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