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Observation: Summit

Location: Summit Road Obs

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Drove from the North end of Summit past the Summit Lake Lodge to evaluate the impact of the load over the last 24 hours. Fresh natural avalanches that occurred throughout the night and into the early morning. Small and large soft slab avalanches and various size point releases. Seem to occur on all aspects primarily around the upper mid elevation band.

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

Natural avalanches that occurred throughout the night and into the early morning. More slab avalanche activity was seen on the Northern end. New debris seen in many gully features. Small and large soft slab avalanches, Various size point releases- two large point release avalanches on the NW aspect of Lone Star. Seem to occur on all aspects primarily around mid-upper elevation band.

Glide crack opening on the south face of Moose.
Some older avalanche debris in gullies as well.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear to Few Clouds
Low single digits (F)
No Precip
Calm

Snow surface

New low density snow, decreasing from the North to South end of Summit. Approx 2-3' on far north side of pass and 8-10" near Summit Lake Lodge. Pull outs too deep to pull into until past the Summit Lake Lodge. This was also due to plow berms from maintaining the road.

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