November 27, 2015

Region: Anchorage Front Range
Location: Glen Alps Powerline Trail
Observer: Public

Route & General Observations

Wet slide originated in gully between Peak 2 and Peak 3, and ran down to about 1/2 way between the trail and the river. No signs of human trigger.

Avalanche details

Trigger Natural Aspect NorthNorthwest Elevation 3000ft
Slope Angle unknown Crown Depth unknown Width unknown
Length unknown

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches? Collapsing (Whoomphing)? No Cracking (Shooting cracks)? No


Wet snow/rain

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Most of the area is wind-scoured with very little snow except in gullies. Gullies seem to have couple feet of snow with settled snow overlain by melt/freeze/wind crust overlain by wind-loaded and heavy wet snow.


Very general observations from hiking up Peak 2-3 every week observing changes in snow through time.