Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba

Route & General Observations

The route in to Manitoba was thin, but skinnable from the car today. It is quickly deteriorating

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

On the drive back to Girdwood we observed several natural avalanches both point release and slab between 3-4000' on South to SW facing slopes

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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40 degrees F and clear skies today on Manitoba with a slight variable breeze at times, mostly no wind. Awesome low angle pow skiing.

Snow surface

Refrozen crust to about 1500'
Supportable new snow to 2500'
A few inches of new snow up to our highest elevation of 3,300'


2300' whoomph that sounded about 100' across.(this pit was dug by Joe Stock)
test pit at that elevation, 15 degrees west aspect
ECTP13 down 40cm between two thin crusts

3,300' test pit, west aspect, 10cm ski pen, 40cm boot pen, 23 degrees
CT18 50 cm down on a hardness change
Surface hoar was found in a pit directly next to this one

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