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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1485000000January 21, 2017 12:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeYesStandard uptrack, west/southwest shoulder descents. ~12" of new snow, on and off snowfall through the early afternoon. Very cold and dry consistency.
1484971200January 21, 2017 4:00Summit - Summit to Seward snow total so far as of 4 am.Snow since 1 PM 1/20 Summit Lake 6" Divide Pass (Mile 12) 10" Seward Area 16" (Currently Heavy snow and fog)
1484838000January 19, 2017 3:00pmSummit - General ObservationClear and colder temperatures with wind loading of SE aspects from wind event that ended on 1_18_2017 has left upper and mid elevations wind scoured and loading on SE aspects. Some point releases and …
1484838000January 19, 2017 3:00pmSummit - Fresno to 2700'Skinned up SE aspect of Fresno Ridge to 2700'. We observed 4 recent avalanche on all on E or SE aspects. One on the primary drainage on the East face of Fresno facing the Road and three others on Colo …
1484237520January 12, 2017 4:12pmSummit - General ObservationColder Temperatures and clear sky continue to hold on. Summit Lake still has thin snow cover at lower elevations and wind affected snow and ridges that are bare from previous wind events 1-5-17. A new …
1483919820January 8, 2017 11:57pmTurnagain, Summit - Eddies and ManitobaToday we toured to just above treeline on Manitoba. Yesterday we went just above treeline on Eddies. Snow on the ground and skis on our feet meant we had a great time despite tricky skiing above treel …
1483711200January 6, 2017 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootStandard route to 2500' on Tenderfoot Ridge
1483639200January 5, 2017 6:00pmSummit - Road Observations - Summit LakeStrong Northerly winds impacted the Kenai Mtns today. Here are a few photos of the many snow plumes taken from the Seward Highway.
1483299240January 1, 2017 7:34pmSummit - Tenderfoot1 lap tour from Lodge to 3600ft on ridge. Clear skies and beautiful. Skinned across lake and got our skins nice and wet.Wind affect prevalent everywhere with significant amount of recent wind load ava …
1483272000January 1, 2017 12:00pmSummit - ManitobaStandard route. Very good soft snow off trail and below treeline. <2000' ASL. Above treeline, from 2000 ~ 3690 ASL really affected snow by the wind. Sastrugis. Hard to climb and ski. Few little poc …
1483192800December 31, 2016 2:00pmSummit - ManitobaYesSkied from top of Manitoba in very impressive, full-strastrugi conditions. Wind effect was variable ranging from impenetrable to breakable on most of the face with mostly powder (some wind affected ar …
1483106400December 30, 2016 2:00pmSummit - Road obs Summit LakeYesStrong ridgetop winds and active wind loading caused natural avalanche activity throughout Summit Lake zone. I observed an avalanche in motion on the NW face of Moose Mountain. See photo series below. …
1483017000December 29, 2016 1:10pmSummit - Moose North to Silvertip. 5 avalanches that came down during previos storm (estimated 12/25)Avalanche from 12/25 storm from Moose Mountain south to Silvertip Peak. Light snow fell last night with colder temperatures today. Many ridge tops and upper slopes windswept.
1482771480December 26, 2016 4:58pmSummit - ManitobaStandard route to summit of Manitoba. Stopped a few hundered feet short of summit on west ridge to dig pit on south aspect. 8-12 inches of new dense heavy powder all the way up. A few localized collap …
1482750000December 26, 2016 11:00Summit - TenderfootStandard route on WSW aspect to 2400' tree line. 4-6" total of new storm snow from the Christmas storm that ended early this morning. The snow was very tender, cracking was observed while breaking tra …
1482505200December 23, 2016 3:00pmSummit - TenderfootStandard route of up W aspect to 2900'
1482406860December 22, 2016 11:41Summit - Summit Lake Area (Tenderfoot)Cold and clear sky with a small new surface hoar forming on the surface. Generally shallow snowpack still.
1482165360December 19, 2016 4:36pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeSkinned up skin track to the edge of tree line following lee of wind in the trees.
1481995740December 17, 2016 5:29pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeYesStandard Tenderfoot uptrack to first knob above treeline (~2,500'). Observation is from Saturday, December 17.
1481992260December 17, 2016 4:31pmSummit - ManitobaTwo days of touring on Manitoba_SW aspect, standard approach to West aspect on Dec 16&17 as new stormy pattern rolled into the Kenai Peninsula. New snow on evening of Dec 16 made for reasonable sk …
1481804580December 15, 2016 12:23pmSummit - General ObservationColder temperatures have lead to faceted snow and thin layer of surface hoar. Summit Lake Temperature 23F past 24 hours 22-26 Wind SW4-6 Gust 9mph Mostly cloudy by end of today. Snow started to fall …
1481637600December 13, 2016 2:00pmSummit - ManitobaSkinned up from the Manitoba pullout. Thin cover below and just above treeline. Once on the main face, observed ~3-4" of soft snow that was beginning to facet (not quite as badly as Turnagain area, ho …
1481296740December 9, 2016 3:19pmSummit - General ObservationNo new avalanches observed over the past few days. Today fog obscured view (See Picture). Summit Lake: Current Temperature 22F Winds N 3-6mph gust to 10 mph. New snow: Less than 1 inch of new snow.
1480856400December 4, 2016 1:00pmSummit - Fresno Ridge / Weather StationWe toured up the Southeast Ridge of Fresno to the weather station at 3400'. Below 2500' the snow was about shin deep over grass. Above 2500' we encountered 2-3' of wind deposited snow up to 2800' and …
1480678620December 2, 2016 11:37Summit - General Observation for Summit LakeToday temperatures were cooling off and winds were increasing. No new avalanches seen today.
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