Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees

Route & General Observations

stayed in Tincan trees, never went above tree line

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect West
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Slides early in the day had a crown and clean flanks, but ran like sluff. Later in the day they were entraining a lot more snow, and running much longer.

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

The majority of hand pits failed on isolation in the new snow a few inches above the bed surface. I only checked two crowns and they were sliding on the bed or within one half inch of it. In the morning the snow wasn't cohesive enough to run far, but at 5pm almost everything was entraining a lot more snow. Every roll-over or steep I teased today ran.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow all day, started our cold and warmed throughout the day.

Snow surface

The trees skied well, but was pushing wedges of snow on the way out.