Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass Road Obs

Route & General Observations

Drove the pass to look for wet loose and wet slab activity. Numerous wet loose avalanches including a very large wet loose on Pyramid. No wet slabs were seen. 42 F at the road in Turnagain Pass.

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

One very large wet loose on West aspect of Pyramid. Numerous wet loose avalanches ranging from small to large seen on Northeast aspect of Pyramid, Southeast aspect of Seattle Ridge, North to West aspects of Tincan, West aspect of Lipps and Magnum, and North aspect of Silvertip.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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46 F at sea level. 42 F at Turnagain Pass at the road.
Light rain from 20 mile to North end of the pass near Sharksfin.
Obscured with the sun trying to poke through.

Snow surface

A lot of ground is now showing at sea level.


Not observed.

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