Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass -Eastside and Johnson / Lynx

Route & General Observations

Drove Turnagain Pass down to Johnson Pass trailhead. Divided photos into Seattle Ridge and East Side/ Johnson-Lynx

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

Numerous avalanches. Of note was the well connected slab on the SW face of Eddies (see photos).

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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37 degrees at the Tincan Pullout. Partial clearing around noon gave us some good visibility into the alpine, but the storm quickly rolled back in with hard rain above 1000' at 1300.

Snow surface

The snow at the road is completely saturated (rain runnels abound). Lack of snow on trees indicates rain and strong winds through the pass. Thin or no snow coverage south of Sunburst.

Photos & Video
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