Observation: Summit

Location: Colorado

Route & General Observations

Avalanche Rec Level 2 class with Alaska Avalanche Center. We toured from the Manitoba parking lot up to about 2350′ on Colorado, to the major hemlock band.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny day with periods of fog. Calm winds from the east. Air temp of roughly 26 degrees F.

Snow surface

Fresh powder with near surface faceting. Quality skiing.


We dug 6 pits on S to SE aspects at 2350' on a 25 degree slope. We had multiple tests result in propagation on multiple buried surface hoar layers with ECT and PST results at 35 and 70cm of depth.

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