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Avalanche: Summit

Location: Templeton (AKA Creator) and Tenderfoot Ridge SW mid elevation and S facing gullies upper elevation.

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Route & General Observations

Large Natural Avalanches with wide propagation from mid to upper elevations of Templeton SW aspect, and 3 avalanches on South and Southwest aspect of Tenderfoot. Lowest is human triggered, the other two are likely natural Slabs from 3000'.  70-300' wide.  One next to Alder Patch on first pitch 2nd and 3rd out of gullies further east.   The avalanche happened Friday estimated.  It was foggy that day so I could not confirm that area had avalanched but it did cause me to look at it for a while.  Saturday it was clearly visible.  Tracks heading right into it….hard to see tracks below because of drifting and trees.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect West SouthwestElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Natural avalanches Slab (2-4' deep estimate). Wide propagation.
Templeton AKA Creator West Aspect Both are approximately 1000-1500' wide and propagated across large areas to the boundary of Brush/Trees. Fracture line was from mid elevation to near the top of slope.
Tenderfoot Ridge (3 Avalanches on SW Mid slope near alder patch and 2 from top of first two south facing gullies)
2-4' Deep, Mid slope 75 feet wide, other two in the gullies were 300-500'wide estimated.
See Pictures below.

Natural avalanches were seen at MP 41 slide path in the main gully as well as mid elevation approximately 200' above alder line in addition. Also wide propagation as well. Was unable to get pictures of these due to limited area to pull off the highway and heavy traffic.

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

Large Natural Avalanches with wide propagation from mid to upper elevations.
Possible human triggered avalanche at 2600' on SW aspect of Tenderfoot.

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