Observation: Summit

Location: near Saxton's

Route & General Observations

supportable in AM, ski pen 4-5 cm by 1400h ski pen 8cm, boot pen 60cm. Lots of heating from previous day, sunny high clouds trapping solar; snow falling out of trees, blue snow in pole pits

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

collapse w/ propagation to 25m no failure due to slope angle. Aspect 168*

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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sunny, warm, high clouds increasing through day

Snow surface

moist, obvious wind texture increasing w/ elevation, MF crust in AM, verglase


wind & sun effected new snow over rounds, previous wind board, BSH, and nearly bottomless facets
very moist to wet in hand pits

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