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Avalanche: Summit

Location: General Observation

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Route & General Observations
  1. Recent sun affect natural avalanches on South Aspect in steep and rocky terrain. Generally small avalanches D-1 one D-2. On NW aspect D-1 Human Triggered Avalanche (Unknown time frame) just to lookers right of main gully Tri Tip (Paluki). No one was caught triggered during a hard left turn.
Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Slab
Aspect SouthElevation 3200ft
Slope Angle 40degCrown Depth 12in
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Point releases and small slab releases on South Aspect.
Human Triggered avalanche shallow slab or sluff 30 feet wide under ski track during turn.

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

Late afternoon small avalanches South Aspects and around steep rocky terrain.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Summit Lake: Sunny, Current Temp:30F, Past 24 hours 0-30F, Snow Depth 29"
Summit Lake Ridge Top (3800'): Current Temp:14F, Past 24 hours 10-15F, Winds 2-5 variable generally from the NW Peak Gust 8MPH.

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