Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass motorized lot and Seattle Ridge

Route & General Observations

Quick ride up to Seattle Ridge weather station (maintenance mission) after our last outreach event for the season – thanks to all who attended today’s avalanche rescue workshop!

Red Flags
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Observer Comments


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly sunny with some high thin clouds. Light North winds and temps around 30F at 2,500'.

Snow surface

Old wind affected snow covers much of the Seattle Creak drainage. Anywhere from 1' of soft settled powder to hard wind crust to scoured zones.


One old wind slab avalanche that looks to have been snowmachine triggered in the past few days. This slide was in 2nd Bowl (Jr's Bowl). Photo below. 1-2' deep, 100' wide, running around 300'. Otherwise, only old avalanche activity from 2/12 - 2/13.

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