Observation: Summit

Location: Northside of highway

Route & General Observations

Appeared pretty unstable just with general observations during a quick juant through the trees. Mega whompfing with collaspes up to 50 feet in diameter. Shooting cracks on anything above 20 degrees. This was the type of collasping that make your butt squeeze when your just standing in the flats. The avy cycle looked weak. Not enough snow to tip the balance. Probably just waiting for a hair trigger.

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

I saw no fresh avys. Vis was ok but not great.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Warm, lightly snowing, looked liked winds had raged up high earlier.

Snow surface

4 inces on top of a semi supportable crust. Less crust evident at higher elevations.