Avalanche: Summit

Location: Fresno

Route & General Observations

Standard route up east facing Fresno meadows.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3100ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth3ftWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

several avalanches on Butch, Tri-Tip & Templeton to the ground and some shallower (Thanksgiving crust/facets) as well as on Wilson's South presumably from new snow and wind circa 15.12 - 16.12 but no reports from the weekend?

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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-9*F @ TH was better than -13F by lower Summit lake. Inversion more than offset the light breeze out of the north

Snow surface

SH 2mm near road elev. as big as 10-12mm near sheltered hemlock band then much smaller and needle like in the alpine


Wind texture. SH & NSFing for reference once new snow covers it up. Quite a few 2-4 day old avalanches observed on the east side of the road.
See snowpit

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