Observation: Turnagain

Location: -2 Bowl, Seattle Creek Drainage, Main Bowl, 2nd Bowl

Route & General Observations

Common up-track, down into -1 Bowl. About half way down -1, noticed a smaller natural storm slide on a Southern aspect face. Rode Seattle Creek and Headwall area. Exited via -2 Bowl. Finished out the day in Main and 2nd Bowl.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Several recent storm slides. Snow characteristics changed around 2:00 or 3:00. When traveling from 2nd Bowl into Main Bowl saw significant rolling snow balls down the Eastern aspect of Main Bowl.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Some sun in the morning, overcast later in the day. 30-40F, light winds on the ridge tops. 45F+ at the parking lot at 4:30.

Snow surface

Surface crust on top, ~12” of fresh below. Later in the day warmed to light mashed potatos. Still good to ride though!


Trail past the weather station has some exposed patches.

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