Observation: Summit

Location: Lower (“little”) Manitoba

Route & General Observations

We took a quick run up lower (“little”) Manitoba after arriving for the NSAA weekend at the hut. We had 4-6 inches of new snow and the top of the mountain was obscured. We heard some low rumbles but couldn’t identify the source. (Not sure if it was construction activity)

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snowing with 4-6 inches of new snow today. Winds were about 5mph but increased toward 5pm. Temps were in the 20s. The top of Manitoba was obscured but we could see across to Fresno.

Snow surface

New snow


60º 40.8948' N, 149º 27.1307' W
Alt 2114 (GaiaGPS) 190 degrees
HS 82cm
STM (Q3) MLK layer
CT9 (Q2) MLK layer; CT18 ground

We didn’t do formal layers, but from top to ground in general: F, 4F, 1F, 4F

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