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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1418810442December 17, 2014 10:00Summit - Summit LakeSaw many avalanches mainly on West aspects up at Summit Lake. See pictures below. Looks like they all came down during the storm earlier this week.
1418308200December 11, 2014 2:30pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeOver the past week we had a warm weather system come into the area in the form of rain at lower and mid elevation. Rain fell to at least 3000' level perhaps a little higher. Over the past few days …
1418256000December 11, 2014 12:00Summit - Seward Hwy from MP 21-79These avalanches occurred on recent cycle from 12/8- 12/9
1417701600December 4, 2014 2:00pmSummit - Summit Lake (Butcher Peak)Recent Avalanche Activity: A few in isolated areas. Over the past week only a few avalanches were observed in isolated areas at Summit Lake. Debris from a small avalanche below a rocky area on a We …
1417564800December 3, 2014 12:00Summit - ManitobaWeather: Overcast with very light easterly winds. Temperatures in the upper teens and low 20's F. Chilly day. Signs of Instability: Recent avalanches - No. Collapsing - one small collapse at 3,700' i …
1417356900November 30, 2014 2:15pmSummit - Manitoba MtnSnowpack: Snow pit at 3100 ft, 200 ft. below ridgeline on SW aspect. 20 degree slope. Total snowpack depth= 62cm. Isolated pockets collapsing on melt-freeze/facet sandwich 20-25 cm from ground. …
1417291200November 29, 2014 8:00pmSummit - ManitobaManitoba - standard approach Weather: Snowing lightly with poor visibility. Light winds. Skies cleared off at 1800. Snowpack: Pit on standard Manitoba approach at approx. 2200ft. Total snowpack de …
1417082400November 27, 2014 10:00Summit - Summit LakeOver the past week we have had no significant snowfall with only a 1/2" of new snow at the north end of the pass. Temperatures have been in the mid to upper 20's with light winds at Fresno that hav …
1416483000November 20, 2014 11:30Summit - Summit Lake AreaToday up at Summit Lake I found rain snow mix with little or no snow accumulation (less than 1") on the valley bottom. Snow line with more accumulation started at 2500 foot level. Upper elevations …
1415491200November 9, 2014 12:00Summit - Seward Highway MP 34 Bus StopD2 in Bus Stop North Path just north of Moose Pass at MP 34-35.
1399155212May 3, 2014 10:13pmSummit - Tenderfoot W FaceReport of a remotely triggered Avalanche on the west side of Tenderfoot ridge. Attached is a map. The bed surface outlined, "x" marks the spot where it was triggered. Avalanche was reportedly around 1 …
1396569600April 4, 2014 12:00Summit - Butcher MtWeather Mostly cloudy Temps in the low to mid 30s F Calm to light winds out of the East No precip Obvious Signs Of Instability 1 skier triggered dry sluff, initiated in upper 30 degree terrain, ran ~ …
1395964800March 28, 2014 12:00Summit - Summit Pass, Nancy'sThe cornices are starting to peel. My partner punched through up to his armpits on the large corniced north ridge of Nancy's in Summit Pass.
1395964800March 28, 2014 12:00Summit - Tenderfoot RidgeRoute: Traveled from 1300ft to 3800ft on Tenderfoot Ridge Weather: Sunny skies and calm winds Temps in the high 20s F No signs of Instability Surface Conditions: Variable There are some sheltered l …
1395360000March 21, 2014 12:00Summit - Raven RidgeRoute: Traveled from 1200ft to 3500ft on Raven Ridge Weather: Sunny skies, temps in the low 20s F, and moderate to gusty winds at the ridge crest. Minor blowing snow at ridges No signs of Instabilit …
1394877600March 15, 2014 10:00Summit - Seward HighwayBelow are a few photos taken on 3/15 of the avalanche cycle that occurred 3/10-3/14. It is tough to tell exactly when these slides ran but it seems it was sometime mid-storm or at the tail end of the …
1394755200March 14, 2014 12:00Summit - TenderfootA quick afternoon tour up the common Tenderfoot ridge. High point 2,900' Weather: Light snowfall, around 1" accumulation through day. Winds were light with moderate gusts on the ridge from the NE. Te …
1394582400March 12, 2014 12:00Summit - ManitobaRoute: Traveled from 1200ft to 3700ft on Manitoba Weather: Sunny with mild temps in the 20s F and moderate winds in the morning. Clouds moving in around 14:30 and gusty winds from the E picked up. …
1393545600February 28, 2014 12:00Summit - TenderfootRoute: Traveled from 1200ft to 3000ft on Tenderfoot ridge Weather: Clear, sunny skies and calm wind Moderate temps in the high 20’s to low 30’s Signs of Instability: Recent Avalanches: A few wet …
1393502400February 27, 2014 12:00pmSummit - Summit Lake, Colorado RidgeSpent two days on Colorado at Summit Lake. Rain was intermittent with one period of strong rain during the night, skies were broken to overcast. Light winds below tree line with temperatures above …
1393163100February 23, 2014 1:45pmSummit - ManitobaTime: 11:15 AM to 6:45 PM Route: Manitoba parking lot to the top of Manitoba (3700') on a generally West aspect, then down to 1500' and lapping once. Weather: Clear sky with a strong sun. Nor …
1392940800February 21, 2014 12:00Summit - TenderfootRoute: Traveled from 1200ft to 3000ft on Tenderfoot Ridge Weather: Temperatures in the mid teens to low 20s (F) Light winds from the NE Thin clouds just barely kept the sun obscured Signs of Instab …
1392825600February 19, 2014 4:00pmSummit - Summit Lake (Butcher Pk and Tri Tip)Recent natural avalanche activity on West facing slopes from wind loading yesterday. One avalanche was seen on cross loaded gully on Butcher Peak which was small 100-200' wide and shallow (1 foot dee …
1392555600February 16, 2014 1:00pmSummit - TenderfootShooting cracks(2ft). One whoomph skinning up on the second run. Snowboarder from another group triggered a windslab in a shallow spot near some rocks on a SSW facing slope off the ridge. About …
1391183073January 31, 2014 3:44pmSummit - Summit LakeMost recent natural avalanches up at Summit between Saturday and Monday between January 25th-27th time frame.
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