Observation: Summit

Location: Japanese Trees

Route & General Observations

Laps from about 2,700′ to the road. Of note, experience a whumpf while breaking trail at 2,100′ then on the next lap it whumpfed again in nearly the same spot on the then established skin track. No other collapsing, cracking, etc observed.

Pit at 2,200 feet, SE aspect, 30 degree slope, 75 cm HS. CT and ECT failed on isolation on basal facets at the ground.

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