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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
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 …
1516453200January 20, 2018 1:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeStandard Tenderfoot skin track up to ~2800'. Dug a pit at tree-line at 2420'. We wanted to learn about the distribution of crust layers near the surface from the storm cycle this past week.
1516381200January 19, 2018 5:00pmSummit - Manitoba low elevation3 night stay near base of Manitoba, where trees start to open up. Stayed in low elevation terrain, wasn't able to go up high 🙁 Max elevation was 2100'.
1516370040January 19, 2018 1:54pmSummit - Road Side Obs....Pictures of avalanches from previous storms.Slab avalanches on South and West Aspects. Point release on Fresno Peak. Colder Temperatures clouding up this afternoon from the South.
1516290000January 18, 2018 3:40pmSummit - ManitobaUp normal up track
1516284000January 18, 2018 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootToured up west ridge of Tenderfoot to 3100'. Very poor skiing below 2000', where the surface is a breakable crust or impenetrable ice where previous skiers have traveled. Above 2000', the snow transit …
1516276800January 18, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Summit Road ObsRoad obs on the way to Tenderfoot. Widespread avalanches in channeled terrain, mostly on the east side of the road. Of note were continuous, well connected crowns in the alpine at the north end of the …
1516114080January 16, 2018 2:48pmSummit - General Observation (Summit Lake Area)YesWarm Temperatures (37F) and Rain observed during observation. Rain/Snow Line was at 2800' level at 2PM.
1516036560January 15, 2018 5:16pmSummit - TenderfootStandard uptrack to approximately 3300' on the ridge.
1515945600January 14, 2018 4:00pmSummit - ManitobaManitoba, standard route and laps on the eastern face from 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
1515931260January 14, 2018 12:01pmSummit - Frontside of SummitFront side of summit up to 2800'
1515852000January 13, 2018 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootYesAlaska Avalanche School Pro 1 Course; Instructors Eeva Latosuo, Blaine Smith, and Mike Janes We skinned up the road access past the AT&T comm site to do some practice profiles "out of the rain". …
1515784320January 12, 2018 7:12pmSummit - General ObservationLight snow and rain today with upper elevations receiving significant wind loading from Easterly direction. Poor visibility during observation. No natural avalanche activity observed. Active wind load …
1515585600January 10, 2018 12:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeAscended west ridge to 3200'. Intent was to inventory surface conditions in anticipation of a shift in weather this weekend. Also looking to get a sense for the reactivity of the New Years buried surf …
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