Avalanche: Summit

Location: General Observation

Route & General Observations

Summit Lake had Rain/ Snow Rain mix with the snow line at approximately 2000′ level. Evidence of 6 avalanches were seen on multiple aspects. Visibility was poor (See Pictures below).

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

From South to North: Natural Avalanches at Summit Lake
John MT (MP 41) 1 D-2 West Aspect (Ran 70% of slide path)
Summit Peak 1 D-1 East Aspect (Ran less than 25% of slide path)
Butch Peak Several avalanches D-1+ to D-2 West Aspect(Ran 60% of path)
Fresno Peak (South end) E-SE aspect D-1 (Ran 25% of slide path)
Moose Peak D-1 to 1+ West Aspect (Ran 70% of slide path in gully)

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Summit Lake Weather Station:
Temperature 33F Snow Depth: 9"
Precipitation: 1.3" past 24 hours Rain/Rain Snow Mix

Fresno Ridge:
Temperature 28-30F
Winds Current:NE 12mph gust 18mph, Past 24 hours NE 18-42 mph gust 73mph

Snow surface

At lower elevation Very wet saturated snow.

Photos & Video
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