Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddie's

Route & General Observations

Eddie’s up the common track from the INHT trailhead.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect North Northwest
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 200ft
Vertical Run 300ft  
Avalanche Details

Small avalanche just below the summit of Eddie's. Would guess due to wind transport from previous SE winds blowing over the top and depositing in this area. Possible cornice fall.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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New snow 1-4" on top of a slight crust at lower elevations, seemed to blend in more with the older snow at higher elevations and skied well in the trees.

Snow surface

New snow.


Nasty crust on the approach, but disappeared quickly into the skiable sections. Winds were dying down, but occasionally 20mph during the first lap. Wind transport was obvious, winds had been high and were dying down. Some wind slab in places, variable depth, on top of new snow, which rested on a crust at about 10cm down, below that it appeared to be decomposing soft snow, then at about 30-40cm it got to rounds pretty fast. Isolated 150cm of snow in pit at 1745', NNW aspect, 26° slope. ECTN12 at 20cm, poor fracture. ECTN23 at 40cm, poor fracture. Snow depth 415cm+, did not hit bottom. When filling the pit, noticed a weak crust layer only about 10cm down. New snow and some wind slab sat on top. These top layers generally did not act like slabs.

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