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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
1519912800March 1, 2018 2:00pmSummit - ManitobaManitoba main face wind carnage.
1519909020March 1, 2018 12:57pmSummit - General Observation (Road Observation) Recent avalanche activity on Colorado Peak and Fresno PeakYesColder Temps, Clear with recent wind loading. Upper elevations are wind affected with avalanche activity on East and Southeast aspects.
1519830000February 28, 2018 3:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot AvalancheStandard route up Western Ridge of Tenderfoot to investigate a skier triggered avalanche that occurred yesterday (2/27/18) on the North side of Tenderfoot. Avalanche was triggered while skinning and t …
1519817400February 28, 2018 11:30Summit - Road observation on drive to Tenderfoot for avalanche investigationDriving through Turnagain there were a few small wind triggered avalanches that were not observed the day before. As soon as we made the turn to the west near Johnson pass we saw evidence of a more si …
1519759980February 27, 2018 7:33pmSummit - Tenderfoot North SideYesUp the general uptrack from the gate behind the lake. Had reached the first flat spot of the ridge. South side was absolutely wind hammered and headed around to the north side to see if the trees were …
1519756140February 27, 2018 6:29pmSummit - FresnoAvalanche during past snow event...older avalanche was to the North
1519736400February 27, 2018 1:00pmSummit - TenderfootYesAvi was human triggered on the skin track up.  It happened about 100 feet above me where I was ripping skins off.  I could not see the entire slide from where I was, and I did not head up further to …
1519593780February 25, 2018 9:23pmSummit - Fresno RidgeYesSkinned up along ridge line from Manitoba parking lot. Skied east aspect through the trees.
1519484880February 24, 2018 3:08pmSummit - Carter lakeAbout 12" of fresh snow at the lake and starting to get wind blown.
1519219800February 21, 2018 1:30pmSummit - Summit creek trail
1519052400February 19, 2018 3:00pmSummit - Lower Summit LakeNo recent avalanche activity observed on drive between Girdwood and Moose Pass. Skinned up and did quick pit at 2000' near Summit Lake. Very weak snowpack.
1519045200February 19, 2018 1:00pmSummit - North GilpatrickToured up through most of the trees and alders to 2660' on the E-SE face. Dug a pit and enjoyed the sun for a while. Skied back to the east and eventually found our way out of the alders back to the t …
1519045200February 19, 2018 1:00pmSummit - Manitoba MtnFollowed standard uptrack from Manitoba Hut to high point on W.face of Manitoba mtn at 2600 ft.
1518966000February 18, 2018 3:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeStandard skin track up to the first bump above treeline. Second lap only went up to treeline. We skied back down the ridge both times. Another party skied two laps on the south face off the ridge to T …
1518703200February 15, 2018 2:00pmSummit - Fresno RidgeToured up the E aspect of Fresno Ridge to 2800'. Our objectives were to 1) look at the slab character  2) test the reactivity of persistent weak layers in the snowpack 3) and inventory surface cond …
1518519600February 13, 2018 11:00Summit - Summit Road ObsDrove Summit area to MP43 to observe snow totals from the recent storm on Feb 12th and look for recent avalanche activity. Natural avalanches observed during snow/wind on Feb 12th on a variety of aspe …
1518273000February 10, 2018 2:30pmSummit - South slope of fresnoYes
1518105360February 8, 2018 3:56pmSummit - General Observation (Cornice Break and avalanche activity in the Roaring Ridge Area)Colder Temperatures and clear sky. Winds generally from the north on Feb.6th and 7th transported snow at upper elevations. Avalanches in the roaring ridge area as well as cornice breaks. Wind texturin …
1518091200February 8, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Fresno RidgeToured from MP49 pullout to 2800'. Thin conditions persist in the Summit area, but overall it was a warm, calm day for a nice tour in the sunshine. Of note - wind crusts that were previously supportab …
1517503980February 1, 2018 4:53pmSummit - General Observation (Road Obs)Cold and clear temperatures today. No new avalanche activity observed or reported over the past week.
1517488458February 1, 2018 12:34pmSummit - TenderfootAscended to 3400' on Tenderfoot Ridge and descended a SW aspect. We were on the hunt for slabs and looking at surface conditions, as well as the reactivity of persistent weak layers in starting zones. …
1517081100January 27, 2018 7:25pmSummit - TenderfootStandard uptrack to the ridge to ~3300' Skied some south-facing shots into Tenderfoot Creek.
1516994100January 26, 2018 7:15pmSummit - General ObservationSummit Lake received 7" new snow in the past 24 hours along the road. Upper elevations were wind affected but NO NEW Slab Avalanches were observed today. Some loose snow sluffing. Low Density snow fel …
1516884900January 25, 2018 12:55pmSummit - General Observation (Road Obs)Today light snow accumulation in past 24 hours 1-2" new snow. Visibility was poor today. I checked yesterday and did not see any new avalanches. Wind loading from the NW. No new Avalanches observed a …
1516881600January 25, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Fresno RidgeToured up Fresno Ridge to ~2700'. Objectives were to inventory surface conditions and investigate the distribution and reactivity of various persistent weak layers. We were also on the lookout for rec …
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