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Individuals may have widely differing perceptions, for a given location, date, and time, of the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, of avalanche hazards, and of skiing or snowboarding conditions. The hazards and conditions reported in an observation can change rapidly. In addition, individuals can differ greatly in both their perception of objective hazards and their acceptance of the risk to personal safety of these hazards.

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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1550761200February 21, 2019 3:00pmSummit - Summit Lake Road ObsYesDrove through Summit Lake between 2-3pm. Numerous large natural avalanches were triggered by winds on East and Southeast aspects of Fresno Ridge, Colorado Peak, and Summit Peak. Winds were strong and …
1550755560February 21, 2019 1:26pmSummit - Fresno Peak and Colorado PeakYesRoad observation. Natural avalanche activity on Colorado and Fresno Peak. Active windloading.
1550754043February 21, 2019 1:00pmSummit - FresnoYesWe ascended an East facing sub-ridge of Frenso and turned around due to increasing strong winds and shooting cracks. While we were taking off our skins before descent an avalanche released on a promin …
1550754000February 21, 2019 1:00pmSummit - Road Observation (Pictures from 2_21) Summit LakeAvalanches on 2_21_2019. Avalanche activity on Summit Peak, Colorado Peak, and Fresno Peak East aspect. Additional avalanche activity observed on John Mountain MP 41 SW Aspect.
1550585700February 19, 2019 2:15pmSummit - TenderfootYesStandard Tenderfoot up track to a high point of 2800'. Looking at the distribution and reactivity of the 1/21 Buried Surface Hoar (MLK Jr BSH), as well as any signs of instability related to the recen …
1550498400February 18, 2019 2:00pmSummit - Manitoba Mountain (upper bench below peak)(Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol) NSAA tour from cabin to little Manitoba. Clearing skies/visibility allowed us to get up above treeline.
1550431080February 17, 2019 7:18pmSummit - Manitoba (lookers left)We toured on low angle terrain exploring for the access to Wilson.
1550330520February 16, 2019 3:22pmSummit - Lower (“little”) ManitobaWe took a quick run up lower (“little”) Manitoba after arriving for the NSAA weekend at the hut. We had 4-6 inches of new snow and the top of the mountain was obscured. We heard some low rumbles b …
1550075700February 13, 2019 4:35pmSummit - Road observations - Summit MtnYesRecent large wind slab avalanche on east facing Summit Mtn, seen from the Seward Highway near Summit Lake.
1549976400February 12, 2019 1:00pmSummit - 47 Mile shoulderrapid loading from NW drainage wind
1549814700February 10, 2019 4:05pmSummit - Manitoba, Tenderfoot, ColoradoSpent Fri, Sat, and Sun poking around Summit. We confirmed the buried surface hoar exists between 2-3500' on multiple aspects, 30-40cm down, with variable test results. The most reactive were easy ECT …
1549720800February 9, 2019 2:00pmSummit - Wilson South as seen from ManitobaSaw three large glide cracks on Wilson South from Manitoba
1549710000February 9, 2019 11:00Summit - FresnoSkinned up center ridge of fresno through about 6" of fresh soft snow. Stopped at 3250 ft and dug a pit on a 25 degree slope, temp was 23 degrees. 48" of snow pack with again 6" of fresh soft snow. …
1549112400February 2, 2019 1:00pmSummit - ManitobaStandard uptrack to ~3500ft. Soft surface snow, around 15cm in the main bowl and down to treeline overlying a supportable layer.
1549028100February 1, 2019 1:35pmSummit - ManitobaSkin to 3527’ NW aspect dig pit. Skin to top ski down
1549022340February 1, 2019 11:59Summit - Fresno South SE AspectYesAvalanche on Fresno Peak SE Aspect.
1548943200January 31, 2019 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootStandard up-track up Tenderfoot to a high point of 3400'. Looking for the distribution and reactivity of the 1/21 BSH (MLK Jr BSH) in the upper elevations of Summit.
1548938400January 31, 2019 12:40pmSummit - TenderfootYesStandard tenderfoot uptrack, up to ~3500
1548860434January 30, 2019 3:00pmSummit - Road observationsDrove through Summit Lake between 1pm and 2pm to look for recent natural avalanches from a storm that ended on yesterday morning 1/29/19.
1548782520January 29, 2019 5:22pmSummit - TenderfootTenderfoot standard up track to 2,500 ft. Two runs. Kept travels away from any slope 30 degrees or steeper.
1548769800January 29, 2019 1:50pmSummit - Treeline on the ridge south of TenderfootUp Tenderfoot and across creek to south of Tenderfoot to treed slope. Through trees on slope angles below 30 degrees.
1548709620January 28, 2019 9:07pmSummit - TenderfootNormal way up tenderfoot breaking trail jan 28th. Snow pit on south side of last tree before final ridge. 20 to 40 cm windblown snow on intermitent ice layers with facets. Did a 30-60-30 test and rele …
1548684000January 28, 2019 2:00pmSummit - Above The cabinsToured up to 2'700' Rain crust from Jan. 24-25 ended at 2,000'.
1548350460January 24, 2019 5:21pmSummit - Fresno and TenderfootTwo groups of Pro 2 avalanche students went out to collect observations from Tenderfoot and Fresno. Their impression of the zone follows: Summit Lake holds a shallower and weaker snowpack than the cen …
1548102480January 21, 2019 8:28pmSummit - Fresno RidgeAlaska Guide Collective Rec Level 2. We toured up to 2,800 on Fresno Ridge.
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