Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: GlenAlps Powerline Trail

Route & General Observations

Wet slide originated in gully between Peak 2 and Peak 3, and ran down to about 1/2 way between the trail and the river. No signs of human trigger.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect North Northwest
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Wet snow/rain

Snow surface

Most of the area is wind-scoured with very little snow except in gullies. Gullies seem to have couple feet of snow with settled snow overlain by melt/freeze/wind crust overlain by wind-loaded and heavy wet snow.


Very general observations from hiking up Peak 2-3 every week observing changes in snow through time.

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