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Turnagain Advisory
Monday, February 18th 2019
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE due to recent snowfall and wind loading. Human triggered slab avalanches 1-2' thick are likely on slopes 35 degrees and steeper, especially in wind loaded terrain. Additionally, give cornices a wide berth and avoid travel under glide cracks. Careful snowpack evaluation and conservative decision-making are essential if headed into avalanche terrain. Look for signs of instability.  SUMMIT LAKE / JOHNSON PASS:  This area has a very poor snowpack structure with multiple weak layers. Watch for whumpfing, shooting cracks and recent avalanches. Triggering an avalanche in the new snow has the potential to initiate a more dangerous slab, breaking deeper in the snowpack.  SEWARD/ LOST LAKE:  Avalanche danger has risen in this region as well and storm snow avalanches are likely today.  BYRON GLACIER TRAIL Hikers:  Remember this trail is in avalanche terrain and the popular snow cave is very dangerous and unstable.  ...
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