Avalanche: Summit

Location: General Observation (Summit Lake Area)

Route & General Observations

Warm Temperatures (37F) and Rain observed during observation. Rain/Snow Line was at 2800′ level at 2PM.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect West Southwest
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Debris was observed at base of gullies on Tri Tip and Butch. Loading Zone obscured by rain and clouds.

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

2 New Avalanches (1 Butch/1 Tri Tip) Both were W to SW aspects D-2. Wide spread Loose Wet point releases and Roller Balls were noted at an elevation 2800' elevation and below.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Summit Lake (Valley Bottom) Rain..Temp 37F. Past 24 hours 31-37F. Snow Depth 15" Past 24 hours 0.4" water equivalent.
Summit Lake MP 45 (3800') Current Temp 28 F. Low 25 High 30. Winds N-NE 7-12 Mph Gust 16 mph.