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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1490287320March 23, 2017 4:42pmSummit - General ObservationYes Recent sun affect natural avalanches on South Aspect in steep and rocky terrain. Generally small avalanches D-1 one D-2. On NW aspect D-1 Human Triggered Avalanche (Unknown time frame) just to loo …
1490274000March 23, 2017 1:00pmSummit - TenderfootToured up to the ridgeline on Tenderfoot
1489669200March 16, 2017 1:00pmSummit - East and South faces of Fresno to 2700'Toured up the East face of Fresno to 2700'
1489158000March 10, 2017 3:00pmSummit - Summit Lake area west faceSummit West face.
1489061760March 9, 2017 12:16pmSummit - General ObservationCold temperatures this morning have warmed up with clear sunny conditions. No new avalanches observed today. Upper elevations have been stripped of snow along ridges.
1488560220March 3, 2017 4:57pmSummit - Summit Peak, Butch Peak, Tri TipSummit Lake Area (Summit Peak, Butch Peak, Tri Tip) -Natural avalanches and possible human triggered avalanches past 24hours....Widespread avalanche activity due to wind loading mid to upper elevation …
1488471900March 2, 2017 4:25pmSummit - General Observation Summit Lake
1488425450March 2, 2017 3:30Summit - Summit Road obsDrove through Summit Lake between 3pm and 4pm. Observed significant flagging/blowing snow along ridge tops on both sides of the road. NW winds were primarily loading Eastern and Southern slopes. Recen …
1488127020February 26, 2017 4:37pmSummit - FresnoStandard Fresno up track. Skied a north shot from the peak. Skinned back to the ridge and then skied east bowl back to the highway. North run had 3" breakable wind crust up high with softer snow in lo …
1488117600February 26, 2017 2:00pmSummit - FresnoLower alder glades on East aspect. High point at 2800.
1488052500February 25, 2017 7:55pmSummit - TenderfootStandard uptrack of tenderfoot.
1487941200February 24, 2017 1:00pmSummit - ManitobaStandard Manitoba uptrack
1487858400February 23, 2017 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootToured up the West face to the top of Tenderfoot (3300') to gather data for the Summit Summary.
1487696040February 21, 2017 4:54pmSummit - Coloradoskinned to 2700' from parking at north side of lower summit lake. No red flags witnessed. we found the buried surface hoar and depth hoar layers that proved reactive in our tests.
1487694540February 21, 2017 4:29pmSummit - ManitobaWest face Manitoba to summit. Test pits dug at 13:30 on 28 degree slope at 2500ft. Height of snow 170.
1487683800February 21, 2017 1:30pmSummit - Tender Foot RidgeStandard Tender Foot up track to 2290ft.
1487595600February 20, 2017 1:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot
1487505600February 19, 2017 12:00pmSummit - Summit Pass Northerly TerrainToured Saturday and Sunday in northerly terrain to ridge top levels
1487246400February 16, 2017 12:00pmSummit - Fresno East FaceToured up the East face of Fresno to 2050' in order to get some snow and weather data for the Summit Lake area and also drove the hwy and observed several recent avalanches from this last storm cycle. …
1486933800February 12, 2017 9:10pmSummit - ManitobaManitoba western aspect to treeline. Alaska Avalanche School level 1 course, based from Manitoba hut.
1486819800February 11, 2017 1:30pmSummit - Summit LakeUp a ridgeline in the north summit zone and skied some ESE facing aspects. Snow transport observed most of mid-morning through the afternoon.
1486658700February 9, 2017 4:45pmSummit - General Observation - Summit Lake KenaiSummit today had colder temperatures and light snow. No new avalanches observed today. Last avalanche activity estimated to be 2/4-2/5 with rapid warm up on East and south faces of Fresno and Gilpatri …
1486319880February 5, 2017 6:38pmSummit - ManitobaYesStandard uptrack to the peak of Manitoba. Lots of slope testers skied out most of the face before us.
1486303200February 5, 2017 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootYesToured back on Tenderfoot ridge to the saddle before 4790. Descended up track. Snowpack tests generally showed high strength, low energy, and poor structure. Saw our first snow depth greater than 2 …
1486303200February 5, 2017 2:00pmSummit - Manitoba treelineCommon Manitoba skintrack up. At treeline, turned north to find a small S/SW facing slope for a pit. After digging the pit, rejoined the skintrack to the summit. Skied down the ridge to the north befo …
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