Observation: Summit


Route & General Observations

Thank goodness for moose trails! All the new snow on top of faceted sugar snow made for ski pen to 50 cm in places.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

recent naturals on south side of Tenderfoot and Summit # 5 (East facing) R2 65%
From 1400' - 2000' collapses in most meadows upon entering or soon thereafter
Not great vis

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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overcast snowy very lightly at trailhead picked up mid-day (S1) then a couple of sucker holes by late afternoon. No wind initially then very light NE zephyr in afternoon

Snow surface

Rimed stellars and spatial dendrites. 35cm+ of storm snow had settled to 25cm near the road


generally 75-85cm, found some wind deposits to 105cm. Did not get up high but North slopes still appear stripped and southern of the CO bowls looked loaded on the north side of that East aspect
See snow pit

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