Observation: Summit

Location: Colorado

Route & General Observations

Started from the pull-out at 10am. 23°, clear skies, slight breeze from the north, ski penetration 12 cm of powder. Followed the standard skin up. A really beautiful day, nice and balmy when the sun hit. At 2,400 probed 115 cm deep. At 2,600 probed 145 cm deep. No red flags until 2,800 when we saw a sluff (crown ~12 cm deep), on an isolated slope in the trees, possibly triggered by the dog. Decided that would be a great place to turn around, although another group went higher on the ridge. Two excellent laps, one on the east face and one in the gully, no red flags noted on the way down, only very slight sluffing. Back in the pull-out at 1pm, bluebird and sunny, 18° but felt warmer.

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