Observation: Summit

Location: Summit Lake Road Obs

Route & General Observations

Drove to Summit Lake

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

We saw several D2 avalanches that likely occurred some time between March 17 - 18, Crown faces and debris were covered by new snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly clear with a thin high cloud cover at times
Temps were in the mid 30's F - mid 40's F
Calm winds
No Precip

Snow surface

Only a few inches of snow along the roadside which had formed a firm crust
Recent tracks on Tenderfoot showed new snow coverage in the Alpine

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