Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Road Obs

Route & General Observations

Recent Avalanche Activity observed from the Seward Hwy

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Several Sun triggered natural D2 and D3 slab avalanches were observed from the Seward Hwy on both the East and West side of the Road. A remote skier triggered avalanche could also be seen from the Tincan Parking area. See Tincan Observation from March 17, 2015 for details about this incident.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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30F-40F, Sunny, Light winds, No new precip


Several older slabs D2's on the western face of Cornbiscuit and Lipps were also visible.
A slab on the Northwestern shoulder of Sunburst at about 2300' looked fresh, but was visible at 10:30 am.
Several large crowns and piles of debris was also visible in the Elevator Shaft on Sunburst and Todds Run on Tincan, both Northern aspects.
Several D2, D3 avalanches were also seen in the Notch/Winner Cr area in Girdwood.

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