Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Broke trail through new storm snow. Ski pen ~2ft. Many natural point release and storm slab avalanches observed higher on CFR ridge, Hippy Bowl, etc.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect South Southwest
Elevation 2000ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 12inWidth 50ft
Vertical Run 200ft  
Avalanche Details

Many natural storm slab avalanches observed. Depth was consistent in the 1-2' range. Many point releases observed on CFR ridge.

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

No signs of instability other than naturals observed. No whumphing or shooting cracks observed on our laps in the trees. Even stomping on the steepest rollovers nothing budged.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Light N winds at elevation, no new snow all day.

Snow surface

4-5' of very low density snow starting to settle.


No formal testing done.