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Observation: Summit

Location: Summit Lake - Avalanche cycle from 2-23-20

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Route & General Observations

Drove through Summit Lake today to get a look at the avalanche cycle from 2-23-2020. Most of the activity was along the East facing slopes of Fresno Ridge, as seen in the video yesterday. There was also recent activity seen on South aspect of Roaring Ridge and Twin Peaks and the South facing terrain off the ridge from Moose Mountain towards Twin Peaks. Recent crown on Peak 4016, NE aspect, just north of Fresno.

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

Recent avalanche from 2-23-2020
Drifting snow along some ridge tops between Summit and Turnagain Pass
Possible skier triggered small slab on Tincan, likely from 2-23-2020

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear and sunny
~10F
N winds 10-20mph
No precip

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