Avalanche: Summit

Location: General Observation

Route & General Observations
  1. Recent sun affect natural avalanches on South Aspect in steep and rocky terrain. Generally small avalanches D-1 one D-2. On NW aspect D-1 Human Triggered Avalanche (Unknown time frame) just to lookers right of main gully Tri Tip (Paluki). No one was caught triggered during a hard left turn.
Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect South
Elevation 3200ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown Depth 12inWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Point releases and small slab releases on South Aspect.
Human Triggered avalanche shallow slab or sluff 30 feet wide under ski track during turn.

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

Late afternoon small avalanches South Aspects and around steep rocky terrain.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Summit Lake: Sunny, Current Temp:30F, Past 24 hours 0-30F, Snow Depth 29"
Summit Lake Ridge Top (3800'): Current Temp:14F, Past 24 hours 10-15F, Winds 2-5 variable generally from the NW Peak Gust 8MPH.

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