Observation: Turnagain, Girdwood

Location: Glide releases

Route & General Observations

Several recent large glide releases observed today from the Seward Hwy. Timing of when they released is unknown, but within the last 24 hours.

Penguin Ridge S aspect, Twentymile drainage SW aspect, Seattle Creek East aspect

Penguin glide debris ran far and pieces of the debris reached the bike path, which is closed for the winter.

Large debris pile below a North aspect in the Twentymile drainage. Looks recent from the last 2 days, but wasn’t able to get a photo.

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

3 new glide avalanches and new wet loose point releases in extreme terrain on Southern aspect.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mid 40's F
Light winds from the East
No Precip

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