|Location:||Road observations - Summit Mtn|
Route & General Observations
Recent large wind slab avalanche on east facing Summit Mtn, seen from the Seward Highway near Summit Lake.
|Trigger||Natural||Avalanche Type||Hard Slab||Aspect||East Southeast|
|Elevation||3500ft||Slope Angle||unknown||Crown Depth||unknown|
This avalanche likely released Wed, Feb 13th naturally. It looks to have pulled out several pockets of wind slab on the flank and also stepped down into older snow closer to the gut.
There are also other natural wind slabs from the past 1-2 days in the paths next to the larger one mentioned. See photos.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Strong NW winds have been loading east through south aspects.
Mostly clear, temps in the 20'sF, strong NW winds. Plumes seen along many ridgelines.