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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1545141600December 18, 2018 2:00pmSummit - Fresno 2900'Standard uptrack through lower meadows to ridge. High point 2900'.
1544972400December 16, 2018 3:00pmSummit - TenderfootStandard uptrack to 2600'. Quick afternoon ski lap.
1544886000December 15, 2018 3:00pmSummit - TenderfootChoose to travel to Summit Lake area pursuit of the deep and soft stuff. Seemed to be a busy day when driving through the Turnagain area. Standard uptrack on Tenderfoot for a couple laps, descended o …
1544871600December 15, 2018 11:00Summit - TenderfootTenderfoot Ridge to just above alpine zone. Put dug at 2590’ West aspect approximately 25degree slope angle
1544713200December 13, 2018 3:00pmSummit - ManitobaManitoba standard uptrack from MP48 pullout.
1544702400December 13, 2018 12:00pmSummit - TenderfootWe toured up the Tenderfoot up track towards the ridge evaluating the impact of the recent snow cycle, melt freeze crust and potential wind effects. Dug in several elevation bands.
1544298060December 8, 2018 7:41pmSummit - ManitobaStandard route from parking lot to summit of Manitoba. Thin snow and rain crust from the parking lot up to tree line. Snow and ski quality above treeline = v excellente'. No red flags observed.
1544206860December 7, 2018 6:21pmSummit - General Observation (Road Obs)YesMixed Rain and snow in the morning with accumulation at Road level 1-2". Changed to mainly rain in the afternoon. Snow line in afternoon 2500' level. Natural avalanche debris observed on Moose North a …
1544022000December 5, 2018 3:00pmSummit - TenderfootNormal route up West ridge to 3100'
1543864440December 3, 2018 7:14pmSummit - ManitobaStandard up-track. Good enough coverage to skin from the road. Almost enough snow on the road to leave the rock skis at home, almost. Some tussock dodging on the lower meadows. Good coverage up on the …
1543244400November 26, 2018 3:00pmSummit - Summit Road ObsDrove through Turnagain Pass and Summit Lake to Seward between 3pm and 4pm on Nov.26. Low fog and clouds and couldn't see much in Turnagain Pass. Visibility was a little better in Summit. In general v …
1542126180November 13, 2018 4:23pmSummit - Summit Lake Area avalanche activityYesSaw numerous loose wet avalanches, wet slab avalanches, and a number of slopes with roller balls present. Sunny and temperatures in the mid to upper 30's this afternoon. Most avalanches were on West a …
1542114000November 13, 2018 1:00pmSummit - just off Fresno ridgeYesvery patchy rained off to 2400' snow more continuous above that, lots of wind stripping as well
1542033000November 12, 2018 2:30pmSummit - Crescent/ Carter LakeWet slides seen from highway
1541894400November 11, 2018 12:00Summit - ManitobaStandard route to Manitoba, a short section of bushwacking due to exploring an unfamiliar zone, then the NW Ridge to the summit.
1540490460October 25, 2018 6:01pmSummit - Summit Lake (Incredibowls)Snowfall above 2800' produced a number of wet loose avalanches mainly on South and West facing slopes and in steep rocky terrain.
1523707200April 14, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeAfter some planned and unplanned delays, we toured up the standard skin track starting at 0915. The original plan had been to use the creek south of the ridge for quicker access to the back bowl under …
1523620800April 13, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Above Lower Summit LakeToured to just above the power lines. The snow pack was getting close to isothermal, so it was not easy to get around. The weather was great, but made for lousy skiing. If you are heading to this neck …
1523548020April 12, 2018 3:47pmSummit - Summit Lake (Road Obs)Point Releases and shallow slab avalanches. (See Pictures of most recent activity.)
1523381400April 10, 2018 5:30pmSummit - Summit Road ObsDrove through Summit Area looking for wet loose and wet slab activity. Large dirty wet loose avalanche on Moose Mountain. Wet loose activity also noted on Silvertip, Fresno, and Lonestar. No wet slab …
1523127600April 7, 2018 7:00pmSummit - Summit MountainAscended up the SE face of Summit mountain to gain the NE ridge up to 3800'. Skied 3 laps on N and NW aspects in the first back bowl. Skied out via NE ridge to the SE face. Lots of wet loose avalanche …
1523098800April 7, 2018 11:00Summit - Summit RidgeYesToured up through the trees and alders along the summertime FS trail. As we cleared alder line at 11:00a, we saw a small/moderate sized wet loose avalanche come off the rocks above us. We had expected …
1522947600April 5, 2018 5:00pmSummit - Colorado RidgeToured to 2562' on Colorado Ridge's north east shoulder. Spotted two natural slab avalanches in the area, see associated road observation for details.
1522940400April 5, 2018 3:00pmSummit - Summit Road ObsRoad obs through the Summit area. Overall not much avalanche activity observed, only a couple of natural storm slabs on Moose and Tenderfoot.
1522933200April 5, 2018 1:00pmSummit - ManitobaSkied several laps in the main bowl of Manitoba today. There was about 4-6" of new snow, not wind affected besides on exposed ridges, and generally dry on most non-southerly slopes until later in the …
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