Observation: Summit

Location: Fresno Ridge

Route & General Observations

Climbed up from gravel pit to 2850′ above The Shield. Slight wind texture started at 1750′
Significant wind affect above 2500′

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Shooting cracks only on unsupported, wind loaded slopes. (Targeted test slopes)

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly sunny, light N winds, warm

Snow surface

Partially settled NSF from the cold snap in protected areas. Windloaded or scoured spots above that.


First test results I have personally found on that BSH layer.

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