Observation: Turnagain

Location: Right of the uptrack

Route & General Observations

Rode the upper ridge with 6 guys.
When we rolled out onto the steeper part of the face we triggered some shooting cracks 18″ deep and the slab slid about a foot.
We stopped and carefully left the area.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

1' of slide 20' wide.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snowing and low ceiling. Light winds.
25 degrees

Snow surface

Fresh on top.
Crust below