Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst and Tincan (from Center Ridge)

Route & General Observations

Alaska Guide Collective – Rec Level 1 Avalanche Course. General observations from the day.
Groups traveled upwards of 2,200 ft elevation on Tincan and Sunburst.

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)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

1 Whumph at ~2,000 ft on Sunburst.
Wind loading up on the high ridges and summits around the pass from NE winds.
Otherwise no Red Flags observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Cloudy skies, mid-high 20's F. Calm/light winds. No precipitation.

Snow surface

Precipitation particles and decomposing snow
Ski pen of 15-20cm


Many pit test results showed no propagation today.
One pit test with a snow height of 75cm had propagation (ECTP22) above the old basal facets below crust at 2,000 ft on Sunburst.