Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba

Route & General Observations

Standard skin track up to the top of the meadows

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Some whumphing was observed, although primarily between closely spaced alder patches

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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38*F, wind 15 mph, s=1

Snow surface

Wet heavy cream cheese snow


Pit 2200 ft, west aspect, 31* slope, HS=150: primary layer of concern was faceted boundary between new and old snow 20cm from surface(CT24 sc). Found buried surface hoar from mid February, but not reactive to instability tests. Upper 80cm of snow pack was wet.