Observation: Summit

Location: Fresno Ridge

Route & General Observations

Alaska Guide Collective Rec Level 2. We toured up to 2,800 on Fresno Ridge.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No signs of instability

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, occasional light snow, light north wind, temps in the 20's

Snow surface

Surface hoar up to 2cm that diminished in size toward the top of our tour at 2,800 feet. Shallow facet skiing below treeline. Great skiing on near surface facets in sheltered areas near treeline. Variable wind scour, wind slab, and facets over wind slab above treeline.


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