Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddie's

Route & General Observations

Toured up normal route.
Once in the opening, the breakable rain crust was terrible around the alder band.
Supportable above, with soft snow on top.
Good snow above 1800′ ASL.
We saw and experienced gust, winds, wind transport and fast developing wind crust and slab.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West Northwest
Elevation 2200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 5inWidthunknown
Vertical Run 50ft  
Avalanche Details

Some skiers skied a little bowl pocket and from the tracks seems like the 3rd one released the small wind slab.

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

Avalanche noted in this ob

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