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Observations

Region: Summit
Location: Road Observation of Summit Lake Area
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Route & General Observations

Clear and colder temperatures this morning. Many Glide Avalanches have released in the past few days. All new avalanches were associated with glide crack releases. Additional glide cracks have formed on Gilpatrick and Summit Peak (East Aspects).
These new glide cracks are at lower to mid elevations. See Pictures.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type UnknownAspect South
Elevation 2400ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

Several new releases from Glide Cracks. (Manitoba (additional glide avalanches) and Gilpatrick. All new avalanches were associated with Glide cracks releasing.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Watch out for the presence of glide cracks on your route. Many of the new glide cracks were hard to make out without the use of binoculars.

Weather

Weather

Summit Lake: Current Temperature: 20F Snow depth 42" (New snow less than one inch)
Fresno Ridge: Current Temperature: 23F (Past 24 hours 22-28F) Winds 9-12 mph SSW

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Light dusting of snow overnight (Less than one inch)

Photos & Video

Photos



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