Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass- Road obs

Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain Pass between 10am and 11pm and again around 12:30pm.Lots of large(D2) to very large (D3) avalanches from over the last week of storms. Corn Biscuit was the most recent in the last 24 hours.

Also worth mentioning there were some popular areas that did not slide over the last week and is still loaded, like Seattle Ridge from motorized lot to Repeat Offender, SW facing terrain of Tincan to Tincan Proper, much of the SW face of Sunburst.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent avalanches from the last 24-48 hours - Corn Biscuit (W and N aspects) Tincan (N aspect) Pete's North (SW and N aspects) Seattle Ridge (SE aspect far Southern end from Sunburst South) Lynx Creek (E and N aspects)

*Pete's North had a 4-5' crown connecting from the SW face to the North face around ridge.

Recent avalanche from 2-4 days - Magnum (W face) Pete's South (SW and N aspects) Twin Peaks (E aspect) Sunburst (S face)

Other recent avalanches timing unknown - Eddies (SW) Sharksfin (S and W) and Sunburst (N) Repeater Ridge (NE aspect between Silvertip and Lynx Cr)

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy
Temps along road were mid 30Fs
No precip
Light winds

Snow surface

Semi supportable melt freeze crust became unsupportable by early afternoon along road

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