Observation: Summit

Location: Fresno

Route & General Observations

Lower alder glades on East aspect. High point at 2800.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Depth hoar collapsing under mid pack slab. Whumphing at tree line.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny/ partly cloudy. Warmer than yesterday.Light to moderate southwest wind.

Snow surface

Wind affected. 10 cm wind slab moving in small pockets


Test blocks were failing in 3 mm+ depth hoar. Snow structure is still poor. Last and this mornings southwest wind left lots of textured alpine.