Support the forecast! Support the forecast!

Give to Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Info Center.

Observation: Summit

Location: Fresno

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Skinned up Fresno ridge. Visibility was in and out all day. Hand tests clued us into a reactive storm slab. Dug a pit on a East aspect below ridge. The pit site on the leeward side of a ridge. Did not ski south gully and retreated down ridge.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Observer Comments

no obvious signs

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.
Weather

obscured skies. lightly snowing. North wind to 20

Snow surface

surface condition up to 2500 was un-supportable crust with moist grains below

Snowpack

Found 30 cm fresh storm slab on top of buried surface hoar. Our guess was that this location was sheltered enough from the wind to keep the surface hoar intact before the latest storm. yikes

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.