Support the forecast! Support the forecast!

Give to Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Info Center.

Avalanche: Summit

Location: General Observation (Road Observation) Recent avalanche activity on Colorado Peak and Fresno Peak

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Colder Temps, Clear with recent wind loading. Upper elevations are wind affected with avalanche activity on East and Southeast aspects.

Avalanche Details
If this is an avalanche observation, click yes below and fill in the form as best as you can. If people were involved, please provide details.
Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect East SoutheastElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Numerous avalanches on East and Southeast aspects. D-2 slab estimated crown depth 2'. See pictures below.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.
Weather

Summit Lake (Valley Bottom): Current Temp:14F Past 24 hours Low -8F High 19F, Snow Depth 19".

Summit Lake MP 45 (Ridge Tops 3800'): Current Temp:13F Past 24 hours Low 2F High 13F.
Winds NNW 5-25mph with peak gust of 34mph out of the NNW.

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.