Observation: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge - Headwall zone

Route & General Observations

Snowmachined into the Seattle Creek drainage up in the headwall area.

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

One recent glide avalanche seen on the West side of Seattle Creek drainage - across from Main Bowl (1st Bowl). Likely released on March 2nd, yesterday.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, calm with temperatures in the low 20's F at the ridgetops

Snow surface

Variable surfaces exist. At the upper elevation start zones a mix between wind crust, hard wind slab and soft settled powder were seen. On steep southerly aspects there were a sun crusts around 1-3cm thick.


Lots of slope testers out today, no avalanche activity seen or heard of. There was a report of a snowmachine that triggered a large cornice at the head of Warmup Bowl (-1 Bowl) yesterday - photo below.

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