Avalanche: Summit

Location: Recent Avalanche activity at Summit Lake

Route & General Observations

Today Temperatures cooled off and a crust was forming at lower elevations. One new glide crack has formed on the North side of area. Evidence of numerous point release (loose snow) avalanches and one cornice break triggered avalanche was observed today. (See Pictures below)

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect West Southwest
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Summit Lake: Currently 32F Snow Depth 28"
Fresno Weather Station: Currently not giving information)
Partly cloudy and areas of low clouds. No wind loading observed.

Photos & Video
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