Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass - Second Bowl

Route & General Observations

Date: 1-3-2013
Time: ~ 1330
Location: Turnagain Pass, Second Bowl
Weather: Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind: S, 10-20 mph

Observed two avalanches on Second Bowl ridge line.

1) A natural avalanche (appeared naturally triggered) on West aspect ridge of Second Bowl. Large, deep slab
avalanche down to rocks. Avalanche was across entire mountain face. Observed from a distance.

2) A natural avalanche on NW aspect upper ridge, ~ 200′ below Seattle Ridge weather station. ~ 30′ across,
~2-3′ deep. ~ 30 vertical feet. Wind loading was evident.

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