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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1452243540January 8, 2016 8:59Outside of Advisory Area, scottfennell -
1452243420January 8, 2016 8:57Outside of Advisory Area, scottfennell -
1451491200December 30, 2015 4:00pmOutside of Advisory Area, scottfennell - Lower Russian Lake (Summer Route)Yes
1448622000November 27, 2015 11:00Outside of Advisory Area, scottfennell - Russian Lakes Trail, 4-5 miles from the Russian lakes trailhead in Cooper Landing
1446382800November 1, 2015 1:00pmOutside of Advisory Area, scottfennell - YesLocation: Eastern Alaska Range - just East of Isabel Pass, see map below.
1428048076April 3, 2015 8:01Outside of Advisory Area, scottfennell - test near eklutna
1425778200March 8, 2015 1:30Outside of Advisory Area, scottfennell - Palmer side hatchers passYesHatcher Pass avalanche from Sunday March 8th: Location: ¬†Up and over the saddle then take a left. Follow the main trail back up towards the left and you will see it directly In front of you. Also …
1418905800December 18, 2014 12:30pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lower Russian LakeThis 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 …
1418515200December 14, 2014 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Upper Lake George GlacierDate: 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 - N …
1415577600November 10, 2014 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Hope Road MP 9Fairly 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.
1396281600March 31, 2014 4:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Whittier - Nellie Juan LakeTook the opportunity for an overflight of the CNF Wilderness Study Area (WSA) boundary on a beautiful cloudless day. Route: Girdwood -> Whittier -> South to Nellie Juan Lake -> Return to …
1395273600March 20, 2014 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Palmer Creek drainageCNFAIC staff rode up the Palmer Creek drainage today to take a look at the snowmachine triggered avalanche from Saturday March 15th as well as the snow/avalanche conditions. Avalanche (3/15/2014): Tr …
1394983800March 16, 2014 3:30pmOutside of Advisory Area - V-Max CanyonTriggered remotely by snowmachiner from around 100 ft. away. Crown face was around 200 ft. above rider and 6 to 8 ft. deep and ran approx. 200 ft. long. Debris ran out approx. 300 yds. down 30 degre …
1394897400March 15, 2014 3:30pmOutside of Advisory Area - Palmer Creek, Glacier BowlSlope was a West to Northwest facing aspect. This itself caused it to be one of the windloaded aspects due to the easterly winds mentioned in the advisories. Avy was a soft slab with some harder win …
1391161060January 31, 2014 9:37Outside of Advisory Area - Lower Russian Lake (Outside Cooper Landing)This avalanche came down approximately 1/4 mile North of Barber Cabin on Lower Russian Lake. More snow exists higher up on the mountain and has not avalanched in many of the other gullies in this a …
1390482000January 23, 2014 1:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Solar MountainSeveral large avalanches in the Moose Pass area off of steeper terrain. Here is a picture of one of the larger avalanches new today. All are running into lower angle terrain.
1389880800January 16, 2014 2:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lower Russian Lakes TrailToday we skied into Lower Russian Lakes Trail to Barber Cabin for some cabin repairs and to improve the winter access route to the cabin. If going to Lower Russian Lake or the Cabin please use wint …
1389830400January 16, 2014 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Boston Bar Avalanche PathsAvalanches occured Tuesday AM 1/14/14 confirmed
1384684200November 17, 2013 10:30Outside of Advisory Area - Hatcher PassExperienced breakable melt freeze crust on South face of line up to 5,000 ft. Appx. 1.5 ft of unconsolidated soft snow beneath crust. This made for challenging riding conditions. Ascent via NE facing …
1365861600April 13, 2013 2:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Portage, Byron PeakWe triggered a wind slab avalanche on the shoulder of Byron Peak today. Two skiers were caught but neither were buried and there were no injuries. The crown was 1-3 ft deep and 30 to 50 ft across o …
1364256000March 26, 2013 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Carter and Crescent LakeLots of snow fell during this last storm cycle up at Carter and crescent lake. We found up to 2.5-3 ft. of fresh storm snow in the deep pockets. The mnts surrounding the valley have numerous avala …
1363737600March 20, 2013 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Twin PeaksI was skiing good, wind-effected powder today on lower Twin Peaks. Some people skied the chute lookers right of the right twin. The chutes looked loaded from the current wind. It looked like they tr …
1363714200March 19, 2013 5:30pmOutside of Advisory Area - North Bowl - South Fork Eagle RiverTook a run up to ski North Bowl from the South Fork Eagle River trail head. Found lots of hard wind packed snow on the skin up. Had to bootpack up the steep face after reaching the pass. The snow …
1363046400March 12, 2013 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Bear Valley (portage)Fairly large but shallow windslab crown observed on the peak overlooking bear valley
1362140400March 1, 2013 12:20pmOutside of Advisory Area - United StatesWeather: very warm (1.0C) with periods of light snowfall. Calm. Mostly cloudy/0bscured, but with occasional breaks in the clouds. Signs of instability: no recent avalanches observed above Crescen …
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