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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1429380960April 18, 2015 6:16pmSummit - Road Obs to Lower Summit Lake
1428630540April 10, 2015 1:49Summit - Moose Pass areaYesRd Obs in Moose Pass area
1428629340April 10, 2015 1:29Summit - Rd ObsYesRd Obs Summit Lk region. Avalanches observed on -Summit N aspect wide propagation -Templeton N and W aspects -John W aspect
1428131820April 4, 2015 7:17Summit - Raven Ridge (ENE of Lower Summit Lake)Yes
1427468400March 27, 2015 3:00pmSummit - TenderfootTenderfoot to 3500'
1427365800March 26, 2015 10:30Summit - Summit Lake weather conditions 3/26/15Light rain was falling in the area. Snow line was at 1800' elevation but temperatures warmed rapidly into the lower 40's after observation was made.
1426861800March 20, 2015 2:30pmSummit - ManitobaThe route in to Manitoba was thin, but skinnable from the car today. It is quickly deteriorating
1426851945March 20, 2015 11:45Summit - Summit Lake Road ObsDrove to Summit Lake
1426775700March 19, 2015 2:35pmSummit - Summit Lake Area updateToday warmer temperatures and light rain over the area obscured upper elevations. No new avalanches in the past 24 hours. Yesterday during afternoon warm up (42F at valley bottom) roller balls and sma …
1426607460March 17, 2015 3:51pmSummit - Gilpatrick (Near Devils Pass) South end of Summit LakeYes
1426599000March 17, 2015 1:30pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeYes
1426599000March 17, 2015 1:30pmSummit - Tri Tip and Templeton (AKA Creator)Yes
1426593600March 17, 2015 12:00pmSummit - Summit LakeYes
1426230960March 13, 2015 7:16Summit - Tenderfoot RidgelineScouted Tenderfoot ridgeline and the back bowls for some soft powder stashes - came up dry...but the sunshine and light winds made for a great outing. There has been much wind damage with the strong N …
1425530280March 5, 2015 4:38Summit - Spiritwalker RidgeRoute: Ascended to approx 3500 feet on Spiritwalker west ridge. Weather: Skies were intially scattered and gradually deteriorated to overcast with light snow by 15:00. Winds were generally light out …
1425529200March 5, 2015 4:20Summit - Spirit WalkerApproach to Manitoba and continued up mills creek to 3700′ on spirit walker ridge
1424995200February 27, 2015 12:00Summit - TenderfootRoute Tenderfoot up to 3,500’ Weather Clear skies with increasing cloud cover through the day Mild temps in the high 20s to low 30s F Calm wind no precip Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalan …
1424527200February 21, 2015 2:00pmSummit - ManitobaTime: Noon - 5:45 Pm Route: Manitoba - two laps up the west face, topping out at 3500' Weather: Winter was observed above 2000'! 30-40f and overcast, with the cloud ceiling around 3,000'. Light …
1424368800February 19, 2015 6:00pmSummit - Manitoba MtnField Observations Feb.19, 2015 Route Manitoba to 3200' Weather Temps: high 20's F to low 30's F Wind: Calm to Light (5mph) Sky: Mostly Sunny Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalan …
1424361600February 19, 2015 4:00pmSummit - Summt to Turnagain PassThese photos were all taken on Feb.19 from the Seward Hwy and show recent avalanche activity from the past three days. See Manitoba Obs from Feb.19 for more detailed information about the snowpack.
1424354400February 19, 2015 2:00pmSummit - Summit LakeRecent Avalanche Activity: None in the Past 24 hours Avalanche Activity over the past week: Yes. Wind loading: None observed today. Previous Wind Loading on 2-16-2015. Mountain weather: Fresno (elev …
1424008800February 15, 2015 2:00pmSummit - ManitobaTime: 11 AM to 3:45 PM Route: Manitoba standard up-track to the top; two runs down the main West face Weather: Light snow starting midday. 30-38f with overcast skies and light generally N winds, …
1423828800February 13, 2015 12:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeStarting zone: 2960' Aspect: South Crown ht: 6"-18" Crown width: 150-200' wide Debris ran about 500' and entrained older weaker snow with it HS-Su-R1-D1-O We found it to be a ridge line specific Ha …
1423758600February 12, 2015 4:30pmSummit - TenderfootWe are two French skiers. The weather was not good in the morning, so we skied later in the afternoon. Observations during the climb : light snow without cohesion on the ridge. The under layer was ver …
1423756800February 12, 2015 4:00pmSummit - Summit Lake-Tenderfoot RidgeAvalanche Activity:YES 1 Skier Triggered Avalanche (Tenderfoot Ridge) (3 Natural loose snow avalanches off of steep rock bands on Butch Pk Cracking:None Observed Whumphing: None observed. …
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