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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1492015740April 12, 2017 4:49pmSummit - Summit Lake Road ObsNew natural avalanches in the past 24 hours on Fresno, Moose Mountain, and Butch Peak. Sunny and very warm weather. Wet snow avalanches in the afternoon.
1491681480April 8, 2017 7:58pmSummit - ManitobaWest aspect. Excellent visibility today to see the widespread avalanche cycle from the last storm cycle. Impressive cycle.
1491568200April 7, 2017 12:30pmSummit - Tenderfoot and ButchTenderfoot ridge and Butch Peak below "Incredibowls". Avalanche Debris from incredibowls and North aspect of Tenderfoot.
1491516000April 6, 2017 10:00pmSummit - Wind loading in Summit lakeYesWind from E NE loading upper elevations. In pictures notice wind loading...
1491513720April 6, 2017 9:22pmSummit - Summit Lake - natural avalanches on Templeton, Mp 41 John, and moreYesAdditional avalanche activity since 4/5...Significant avalanche activity D-2 to 2+ on Colorado Peak, Summit Peak, Butch, Templeton(AKA Creator), Raven Ridge, Gilpatrick, and John. Additional avalanche …
1491489056April 6, 2017 2:30pmSummit - Tenderfoot and Summit Lake Road ObsYesWe drove through Summit Lake and observed significant active wind loading along ridge tops. Large plume off of West facing slopes. New avalanche activity was seen on East facing slopes of Fresno Ridge …
1491406680April 5, 2017 3:38pmSummit - Summit Lake Road ObsYesDrove through Summit Lake between 12pm and 12:45pm. We witnessed a natural avalanche in motion on the West face of Tri-Tip, debris came to a stop ~200 vertical feet above the lake elevation. There was …
1491156780April 2, 2017 6:13pmSummit - ManitobaYesWhen we started from the top of Manitoba, one skier skied a little bit on the left and triggered the' summit lens' in the lowest right part. All the upper part SW face collapsed. the height of the s …
1491145200April 2, 2017 3:00pmSummit - Road Observations - Butch and FresnoYesA quick drive through Summit Lake revealed two new natural avalanches sometime on April 1st or 2nd. The first avalanche was a storm slab on Fresno (Easterly facing at ~3,000'). This looks to have s …
1491048000April 1, 2017 12:00pmSummit - ManitobaStandard skin track up to the top of the meadows
1490977680March 31, 2017 4:28pmSummit - Windloading of West Aspects today....
1490976900March 31, 2017 4:15pmSummit - Summit recent avalanche activityWith better visibility more avalanches (fairly recent)were seen on West Aspects. South and West aspects were actively loading at noon time today.
1490883240March 30, 2017 2:14pmSummit - General ObservationRecent avalanche activity on South aspect of Tenderfoot and West aspect of Butch. Poor visibility with light snow and flat light made observation difficult.
1490878800March 30, 2017 1:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot. Up to 2550'Usual up-track on Tenderfoot up to 2550'
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.
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