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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1321228800November 14, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Turnagain PassMore glide avalanches on Turnagain. Will Sunburst have any snow when this cycle is finished?
1321218000November 13, 2011 9:00pmTurnagain - Cornbiscuit & MagnumThere is serious wind damage up high covering a lot of area. No signs of instability more than very minor sluffing noticed. Many glide cracks,released and unreleased, too. There is a glide crack th …
1321183800November 13, 2011 11:30Turnagain - Sunnyside (above Bertha Cr. Campground)While skinning up, still only at around 1200', an avalanche released from the ridge above and funneled down an obvious gully. I'm not sure if it was a glide crack that had filled in (we saw no frown p …
1321142400November 13, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Turnagain Pass areaMore glide avalanches - see photos. Turnagain was cold and windy today. Pit on W facing Magnum (2500' , 30deg). 120cm depth. Generally right side up with no significant test results. However, of not …
1321106400November 12, 2011 2:00pmTurnagain - SunburstA fairly standard trip up Sunburst today. It was snowing lightly the whole trip with a few breaks in the weather early where the visibility improved enough to see the recent glide crack activity incl …
1321102800November 12, 2011 1:00pmTurnagain - Cornbiscut West face midslopeHigher winds and a shooting crack up to 30 feet long turned us around higher on the ridge. We skied downslope stopping above steeper convexities. Ski cutting a convexity lower on the hill I popped …
1321095600November 12, 2011 11:00Turnagain - Tincan trees, NNW aspectAt 10am, a group of nine APU students along with Professor Eeva Latosuo and Instructor Sean Mcmanamy arrived at Tincan to conduct our weekly snow science class. Upon arrival, skies were obscured an …
1321012800November 11, 2011 12:00pmTurnagain - Tin Can CommonSkied Tin Can Common today under increasing clouds. Dug a pit on a SW face at 3200'. Total snow depth was 140cm, 35 degree slope. CT17, Q2 failed below the ice crust at 110cm down. Second CT failed …
1320883200November 10, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanThe wind was howling today from the north and east on the Tincan ridge. Other areas in Turnagain Pass, Girdwood and Summit Lake saw winds from predominately the west. However, plums from various dire …
1320710400November 8, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Tunagain Pass (from road)New small glide avalanche on west facing Sunburst. This released sometime between 11am and 4pm on Tuesday Nov 8th
1320710400November 8, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Corn BiscuitSeveral old and new glide avalanches are readily visible in the Turnagain Pass area (including the Girdwood valley and other surrounding areas). A glide avalanche cycle is upon us. Two pits were dug …
1320710400November 8, 2011 12:00Turnagain - see textTour information- sunburst parking lot to sunburst summit skied down, taylor creek to taylor pass-Pastoral-skied SW chutes-skinned up cornbiscuit S ridge-top of Super bowl-skied down the corner pock …
1320537600November 6, 2011 12:00Turnagain - SunburstChecked out the Glide avalanche on south facing Sunburst today. Released sometime during the morning - Sunday, Nov 6th. ~50' wide running ~ 400', south facing. 1 meter crown (3 foot). Running on slic …
1319587200October 26, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanHey guys, Skied laps on Tincan Common. I dug around 2500ft. approx: 250cm HS. We enjoyed high quality skiing to approx: 1500. The storm snow was right side up, uncohesive and low energy. There was …
1302393600April 10, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Tincan northwest faceSnow layer descriptions that are cut off in the image: 178-150: Snow from Thursday 4/7 150-147: 80 mph winds early Thursday 4/7 147-126: Snow from Sunday 4/3 126-121: 78 mph winds from Sunday 4/3 117 …
1302048000April 6, 2011 12:00Turnagain - CornbiscuitThis avalanche from 4-6 was unintentionally triggered by a skier from the ridge of Cornbiscuit. It ran all the way to the valley floor. This avalanche is consistent with other results we've seen and …
1302048000April 6, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanSlab triggered from standard skin track 400 feet away. Party of 5 skiers felt a collapse and this 200 ft. wide avalanche popped. The group continued a few steps farther, felt more collapses and deci …
1301749200April 2, 2011 1:00pmTurnagain - Eddy's, right around tree lineWhen we showed up to the parking lot it was snowing around S2-3 and stayed that way for most of the day. The picked up a quite a bit when we reached our high point, around 2200 feet, but was clam lo …
1301097600March 26, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanShooting crack from 3/26 above "hippy bowl" between Tincan Common and Tincan Proper. Whoomphing was also noted while skiers were traveling along the ridge.
1298678400February 26, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Tincan
1298160000February 20, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Johnson PassThese naturals occurred overnight between Saturday and Sunday. The primary trigger was likely overbearing weight from new wind slabs. We are unsure how deep they broke, but it is possible they step …
1298073600February 19, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanNew snow sloughing on the south side of the Tincan ridge.
1297468800February 12, 2011 12:00Turnagain - SunburstA skier initiated (on left) and natural (of right) loose snow sluffs in the new 5-8" of low density storm snow on Sunbust.
1297468800February 12, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanThis is a soft wind slab triggered by a skier/snowboarder on the lower section of the Tincan ridge, southwest facing. Estimated at 12" at deepest point and possibly 100' wide running around 200'.
1297123200February 8, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanJumping on this test slope resulted in a tiny slab avalanche. Shooting cracks broke down to a buried layer of 1mm surface hoar from our recent clear weather. Continued strong winds have increased t …
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