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Skiing, snowboarding, snowmachining, hiking, walking, and all other methods of travel or recreation on snow are dangerous and a potential hazard to personal safety. Each person who ventures onto snow is responsible for his or her own safety. Many snow travelers find that education, information, and experience can increase their safety when they are on snow. The public observations reported on this site may appear to offer information about the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, but it is critical to remember that such observations are not evaluated or edited for accuracy and represent the subjective experience of the author.

Individuals may have widely differing perceptions, for a given location, date, and time, of the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, of avalanche hazards, and of skiing or snowboarding conditions. The hazards and conditions reported in an observation can change rapidly. In addition, individuals can differ greatly in both their perception of objective hazards and their acceptance of the risk to personal safety of these hazards.

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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1450011600December 13, 2015 1:00pmSummit, scottfennell - Tenderfoot Ridge and Tenderfoot CreekYesToured up the standard route up Tenderfoot Ridge and traversed along the ridge past the normal turn around spot. Dug two pits on the South/South West facing slope. HS just under 100 cm. Basal facets a …
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 …
1449848160December 11, 2015 3:36pmSummit, scottfennell - General ObservationLight snow is currently falling at Summit Lake. With greater amounts north of Lower Summit Lake (See Pictures)
1449846000December 11, 2015 3:00pmSummit, scottfennell - Tenderfoot to 3100'Ascended and Descended West ridge
1449766440December 10, 2015 4:54pmSummit, scottfennell - Butch PeakYes
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
1449410400December 6, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - LippsTop of Lipps, via trees, alders, and then a generally SW aspect.
1449406800December 6, 2015 1:00pmGirdwood/Portage, scottfennell - Penguin RidgeFaceted snow above a hard rain crust observed. Worst structure was below 2000' but weak snow at the crust/new snow interface was found all the way to the ridge
1449360000December 6, 2015 12:00Turnagain, scottfennell - Access from Sunburst LotYesThis weekend we skied between pass level and 4,700 feet ASL. We skied or skinned through all aspects of the compass. Generally we observed great stability with two exceptions. One note on ski condi …
1449331200December 5, 2015 4:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Taylor Pass to PastoralStarted at Sunburst parking lot, Taylor Pass to Pastoral, 4500'
1449243000December 4, 2015 3:30pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SunburstSunburst parking lot to 3500' on Sunburst ridge. 1-4" new snow on supportable crust from 1000' - 2200'. Slowly start to lose the crust between 2200 - 2700'. 8-10" new snow over 1F slab above 2700'. …
1449243000December 4, 2015 3:30pmSummit, scottfennell - Tenderfoot to 3100'Ascended and Descended West ridge of Tenderfoot
1449238620December 4, 2015 2:17pmSummit, scottfennell - General Observations Summit LakeNo new Avalanches activity observed in the Summit Lake Area.
1449093480December 2, 2015 9:58pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Corn Biscuit West FaceToured up Corn Biscuit on the west side to 3200'.
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