Observation: Summit

Location: Fresno Trees

Route & General Observations

Normal skin track route up east face of Fresno. stayed in the trees due to low visibility. Sky obscured.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No obvious signs of instability.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Temp in gravel pit parking lot was 12 degrees F, with warming at higher elevations.
5-10 mph wind from north. Definite wind effect on ridge.

Snow surface

Very light, sugary snow
New snow S-1 throughout day.


Dug a pit @ 1950ft on the East facing slope. 28 degree slope angle. total snowpack depth is 64cm.
ECT 5 with no propagation 20cm down.
CT 5 20cm down sudden collapse.