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Observations

Region: Other Regions
Location: Ptarmigan Lake Trail
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Route & General Observations

Hiked Ptarmigan Lake trail to the end of the lake. Observed several natural avalanches in channel terrain on North facing slopes on the other side of the the Lake. Upon our return one of the gully’s we crossed was full of new debris, covering our tracks from an hour earlier when we crossed it.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect South
ElevationunknownSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

Recent evidence of avalanche's were seen in Summit Lake on Butch on drive to Ptarmigan Lake trail

Weather

Weather

Mostly sunny
High's the 50Fs
No precip
Light winds

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

The entire trail was free of snow except for this one gully. Most of the South facing slopes above were also snow free with isolated patches, or at least what we could see from below.

Photos & Video

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