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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
1449410400December 6, 2015 2:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - LippsTop of Lipps, via trees, alders, and then a generally SW aspect.
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'. …
1449093480December 2, 2015 9:58pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Corn Biscuit West FaceToured up Corn Biscuit on the west side to 3200'.
1449086220December 2, 2015 7:57pmTurnagain, scottfennell - PMS Bowl, SW Magnum
1448982000December 1, 2015 3:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan to 3700'Tincan normal uptrack to Hippy Bowl (3700')
1448888400November 30, 2015 1:00pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan Trees North bowl below CFRToured and skied Tincan off of the normal uptrack and in the trees to the north near the base of CFR. We encountered debris from a large avalanche (D2+, 2.5?) that looked like it had started at about …
1448818260November 29, 2015 5:31pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Repeat offender-Seattle ridgeDOT snow stake lot to Seattle ridge via common snowmachine uptrack.
1448794800November 29, 2015 11:00Turnagain, scottfennell - Corner Pocket-Superbowl peakYes
1448746370November 28, 2015 9:32pmTurnagain, scottfennell - SunburstNormal up-track on Sunburst to 2,900 ft. Roller balls and runnels blanketed with a little new snow! Skied pretty well!
1448738820November 28, 2015 7:27pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan up to 2500'Tincan uptrack up to 2500' descended the trees
1448648649November 27, 2015 6:24pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Road Observation along Seward Hwy and Portage ValleyRoad observations from Girdwood to Portage Valley and Turnagain Pass to Johnson Pass.
1448637420November 27, 2015 3:17pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Ingram Creek approx 2 mi north of Tincan Parking lotSkied approx. 2 mi north of Tincan parking Lot along valley bottom. approx 10:30 am to 12:30
1448629260November 27, 2015 1:01pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan, normal up track.Skinned from parking lot through open water and super saturated snow to the normal up track. Snow very wet, heavy and punchy. Eventually worked our way to treeline where snow was heavy mashed potatos …
1448567460November 26, 2015 7:51pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan TreesQuick tour up Tincan to ~2,700' to assess snow conditions.
1448541600November 26, 2015 12:40pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Seattle RidgeCam and I parked at the Seattle Ridge lot near the DOT wx station. We skinned up to approx. 2500 ft and skied back down the same track. We dug two pits on the uptrack. When we left at ~10:20am it was …
1448216340November 22, 2015 6:19pmTurnagain, scottfennell - TincanTincan to 2500' Evidence of recent wind slab avalanches both human triggered and natural. All likely occurring yesterday when winds were stronger and slabs were more tender
1448129160November 21, 2015 6:06pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Tincan Study PlotKCI (Kasteler Consulting, Inc.) and CNFAIC staff headed up to Tincan today to finish installing the new snow study plot on Tincan. The plot is right at treeline and includes a thermistor cable and a s …
1448127480November 21, 2015 5:38pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Eddies uptrackYesCommon uptrack on eddies. Lots of new snow. Blowing snow
1448120640November 21, 2015 3:44pmTurnagain, scottfennell - EddiesYesSkinned in on the new access trail, up through the alders and along the edge of the trees to ~2,000'. Skied two laps on the north facing low angle glades from about 10 to 1:30.
1448120400November 21, 2015 3:40pmTurnagain, scottfennell - Just above treeline below Common BowlYesNormal Tincan uptrack to treeline. Wind effect along the entire route. Snow surface stiffened as we gained elevation.
1448110080November 21, 2015 12:48pmTurnagain, scottfennell - NW tincan treesSkined around the west side of Tincan at the bottom of the trees. Snow was heavy and wind drifted with variable depths. At the 1500 to 1600 ft level we traversed a approx 30 degree slope exposed mor …
1448102760November 21, 2015 10:46Turnagain, scottfennell - SunburstSunburst, Initiated in normal skin track and made my own track towards north around the alders. Heading to the ridge.
1447963800November 19, 2015 8:10pmTurnagain, scottfennell - TincanNormal Tincan uptrack to 2500'
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