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Apr 16, 2021
Viewed from Douglas Island.  [ Read More ]
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Apr 15, 2021
The main slide area over the east end of the flume released three times within about 15 minutes, the last around 12:40pm. The smaller creek to the west of the main slide (the one that covers the flume with rocks during floods) also had a small slide come down.  [ Read More ]
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Apr 7, 2021
Toured above the Mendenhall Glacier. 11″ of low density snow fell the night of 4/6 with little to no wind. Dug a pit on a NE aspect at 2800′. CT 12 40cm (storm snow) CT 22 60cm CT 29 100cm ECTN No shooting cracks or whoomphs  [ Read More ]
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Apr 2, 2021
Observed from roadway and then via helicopter later in the day. Best guess is that it was triggered by strong NE winds this morning; Sheep Mountain FAA site gusting to 45mph and visible snow transport was observed on this slope in early AM.  [ Read More ]
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Mar 17, 2021
11:30 a.m. small cloud generated in chute didn’t reach road.  [ Read More ]
Toured up to the Juneau ridge yesterday and noted several wind slab avalanches on steep north facing terrain near ridgetops – most notably off the Juneau ridge, Gastineau Peak and Mt Roberts. All of the crowns observed were below well developed cornices, which we are assuming served as the trigger. Based on weather history, we  [ Read More ]
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Mar 5, 2021
I hiked up the Thunder Mountain Trail starting at the 7 Mile trail head. Transitioned to touring ~1 mile in. Snow obscured the trail, and I had to rely on GPS and the flagging for much of the ascent.  [ Read More ]
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Feb 9, 2021
Looked up coming out of Mt Roberts trailhead and saw an impressive powder cloud with loose snow pouring off the falls. Most snow stayed airborne with high winds ongoing (sustained 13 m/s = 30 mph winds at nearby tram station). Very little debris left behind at the bottom of the path. Powder cloud hit the  [ Read More ]
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Jan 26, 2021
Sitting on my couch…I observed. No pit necessary.  [ Read More ]
CBJ Urban Avalanche Crew took advantage of the break in the weather to do observations on Mt. Juneau. We flew from the airport and took a close look at Mt. Juneau’s W-SE facing urban avalanche paths, as well as the North facing bowls above Salmon Creek. Most notably there has been a large avalanche cycle  [ Read More ]