Avalanche: Summit

Location: Fresno Peak and Colorado Peak

Route & General Observations

Road observation. Natural avalanche activity on Colorado and Fresno Peak. Active windloading.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect East Southeast
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 24inWidth 300ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Natural..active windloading on slope. Soft slab went to lower angled slope below. Created a powder cloud 20' high.

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

2 additional avalanches observed on Colorado Peak and active windloading on East and south slopes. Will send pictures once I can this evening.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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2 to 4 inches new snow. NW wind transporting snow.