Avalanche: Summit

Location: Fresno North

Route & General Observations

North end of Fresno region from the highway.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South Southeast
Elevation 2000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Small ski triggered slabs on low angle, low consequence roll overs. All failing on facets just above Oct 31 crust.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Recent natural avalanches, collapsing and shooting cracks.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast 21* light wind 0-5 10-12" new snow in past 48 hours with signs of wind transport and wind affect on some aspects.

Snow surface

Variable. Powder on settled snow, powder on crust, wind slab.


Shallow, reactive and creeping snowpack between 1800-2500' from 6" to 36" average base

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