Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba

Route & General Observations

Skinned up Manitoba to around 2400′, skies cleared for a few brief periods to get a look around. Didn’t see any new activity, but east winds were transporting snow along ridge-tops.

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Observer Comments

East winds transporting snow along ridgetops. Had good visibility a few times as the sun popped out. Didn't see any new activity, other than an old glide avalanche on Fresno that looked like a recent avalanche.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast with periods of sun
East winds 5-15mph
Flurries on the drive home to Seward around 3:30pm

Snow surface

~ 5" low density new snow at 2400'


Dug a pit at ~2400' on a West aspect
HS=170cm, but only dug down 120cm
January facets were down 47cm below the surface, 0.5-1mm in size, fist hard layer, very obvious line in the snowpit. Almost looked like surface hoar near the interface, but none found.

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