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 NaturalAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect East SoutheastElevation 3000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 24in
Width 300ftVertical 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.