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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1450546380December 19, 2015 5:33pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Center Ridge TrailheadYeschecked out storm snow across from snow machine parking lot
1450530000December 19, 2015 1:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan treesSkied Tincan uptrack to el. 1866 ft. Snowing hard entire time. Did pit below treeline on NE aspect and 35 deg slope. No indications of recent avalanches in area, but poor visibility did allow for view …
1450450800December 18, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - TincanTincan Common via usual uptrack, then two laps down in the trees.
1450450800December 18, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - EddiesEddies commons up track
1450364400December 17, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan to 2300'Tincan uptrack to Treeline, at 2300'.
1450282260December 16, 2015 4:11pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Right of the uptrackRode the upper ridge with 6 guys. When we rolled out onto the steeper part of the face we triggered some shooting cracks 18" deep and the slab slid about a foot. We stopped and carefully left the ar …
1450270800December 16, 2015 1:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Magnum NW ridgeSunburst common uptrack to Magnum NW ridge.
1450188000December 15, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SunburstSunburst to 3400'
1450123609December 14, 2015 8:06pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Seattle RidgeTurnagain pass motorized lot to common snowmachine up-track to Seattle ridge. Plan was to head to the Seattle ridge weather station for some maintenance but despite great visibility, conditions on the …
1450044300December 13, 2015 10:05pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SilvertipOn Sunday, December 13th we toured up Silvertip following the creek, then skinning up the north ridge towards the summit. We stopped a couple hundred vertical feet short of the summit due to uncomfort …
1450018800December 13, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Cornbiscuit -> Magnum PMS Bowl Cornbiscuit lot to 2000' on Cornbiscuit's NW aspect, then down and up Magnum/PMS Bowl on a SW to W aspect to 3100.'
1450015200December 13, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Main up track to widow makerSnow machines up and over into widow maker
1449984876December 13, 2015 5:34Turnagain, scottfennell - Seattle RidgeYesThe first day of snowmaching - in 18 months! - on the Chugach National Forest occurred yesterday. Route was the Seattle Ridge up-track to Main Bowl (1st Bowl).
1449946440December 12, 2015 6:54pmTurnagain, scottfennell - North of Taylor Creek, SunburstStandard Sunburst approach, ice under new snow
1449946020December 12, 2015 6:47pmTurnagain, scottfennell - lower SunburstSunburst trail... Fresh snow, no wind. Dug pit below treeline @ about 1700ft.
1449934200December 12, 2015 3:30pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan to 2600'Tincan to 2600' Ascended and descended normal up-track route
1449928800December 12, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - EddiesLower Eddies Lot to 2200' for two laps, via the usual NW aspect up-track.
1449858360December 11, 2015 6:26pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SunburstSunburst parking lot to 2200' on common up track. 1-2" new snow at the parking lot and snowing .5 - 1"/ hour during daylight hours. 4-6" new snow above 1500' from Wednesday night/ Thursday. 8-10" n …
1449757800December 10, 2015 2:30pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan to 2200'Skinned and skied normal up track.
1449756000December 10, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan normal skin trail to Common bowlSkinned through deep moist dense snow to tree line and up into deep dense snow in the alpine to the 3200' level top of common bowl. Ski penetration ranged from 16 inches to mid thigh in all elevations …
1449686700December 9, 2015 6:45pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Seattle Ridge - Repeat OffenderSeattle Ridge up-track. Goal was to assess the Repeat Offender slide path start zone surface conditions in anticipation of snowfall.
1449675000December 9, 2015 3:30pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan to 3500'Normal uptrack to Common bowl. Skied near skin track due to poor visibility. Mapped surface conditions and crust layer in anticipation of precipitation in the coming days.
1449583200December 8, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Big ChiefToured back towards Big Chief & climbed the East Ridge. There was a skin track from skiers who had been there this past weekend but by around 3500’ the skin track had been completely filled in b …
1449434400December 6, 2015 8:40pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Upper Tincan Ridge - Todd's BowlWe took the common uptrack to Todd's Bowl/Tincan Proper Peak. Goal for the day was to assess the snowpack in the high elevation start zones on both North and South aspects, this is around 3,700'. W …
1449427007December 6, 2015 6:36pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Summary Obs from AAS Staff TrainingSunburst and Seattle Ridge
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