Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Repeat offender, motorized uptrack.

Route & General Observations

To the first bench on the uptrack

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect East
Elevation 1900ftSlope Angle 39deg
Crown Depth3ftWidth 30ft
Vertical Run 600ft  
Avalanche Details

Avalanche was triggered by snowmachiner while descending through the trees on the Lookers right side of repeat offender above the uptrack. Rider was able to side hill off the slab and was not caught. The debris crossed the uptrack.

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

Also witnessed a full depth glide release in lynx Creek.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny sky's, calm winds, 45-50f.

Snow surface

Corn melting about 3" of crust by 4:00pm.

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