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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1521473400March 19, 2018 3:30pmSummit - Road Ob - Summit3 dry loose and 2 slab avalanches between Hope Y and South end of Summit Area. Wind pluming and transport on most ridgelines. The trees have a fresh dusting of snow at 1400'.
1521126000March 15, 2018 3:00pmSummit - TenderfootToured to 2200' on Tenderfoot to look at how much the snow from the last storm has settled, melt freeze crust formation on solar aspects, and how reactive persistent weak layers are in the snowpack.
1521124860March 15, 2018 2:41pmSummit - Road ObservationYesToday it started out clear but very quickly clouded over. Recent avalanches were seen on South aspects (D-1)point release from steep rocky areas. On West aspects avalanche activity in the form of smal …
1521115200March 15, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Road ObsTook photos of avalanche activity reported and observed along the corridor from Silvertip to Tenderfoot, including the large human triggered avalanche on Silvertip, a large slab avalanche on a gully s …
1520928600March 13, 2018 8:10Summit - Mountains around Seward AlaskaNatural loose dry avalanches yesterday after another round of snowfall in the morning (3" additional snow in the am). Natural wet loose avalanches out of steep rock terrain during warmer afternoon sun …
1520877600March 12, 2018 6:00pmSummit - Above lower summit lakeYesSeward Highway
1520859600March 12, 2018 1:00pmSummit - Raven's Ridge (North of Butch)YesFrom the lower summit lake pull-out, we toured up behind the cabins and through the alders/hemlocks to treeline on the northern most ridge (Raven's Ridge) of "Butch". A friend had toured up lower Tend …
1520780400March 11, 2018 3:00pmSummit - TenderfootToured up to 2300' on Northerly aspects away from the standard lines of ascent and descent. Three natural large avalanches on South aspect of Fresno above treeline and numerous large avalanches seen f …
1520769600March 11, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Summit Road ObservationYesRoad obs from Johnson Pass pullout to Gilpatricks in Summit Area. This zone appears far more wind impacted than Turnagain with stripping down to rock, especially on NE aspects. Several small and large …
1520609760March 9, 2018 3:36pmSummit - General ObservationSnow past twenty four hours over the region with snow totals ranging from 12-16". Winds ranged from Southerly early in the storm and turned to NNE winds.
1520608620March 9, 2018 3:17pmSummit - Birch trees across from tender footToured through trees to 1770, slopes seemed to be protected from wind.
1520431200March 7, 2018 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootAscended to 2750' on Tenderfoot to dig near the 2/27 avalanche. Found hard wind slabs in many areas exposed to the wind above 1900' sitting on a variety of persistent weak layers.
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 - Manitoba MtnFollowed standard uptrack from Manitoba Hut to high point on W.face of Manitoba mtn at 2600 ft.
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 …
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