Avalanche: Summit

Location: Road Observation of Summit Lake Area

Route & General Observations

Clear and colder temperatures this morning. Many Glide Avalanches have released in the past few days. All new avalanches were associated with glide crack releases. Additional glide cracks have formed on Gilpatrick and Summit Peak (East Aspects).
These new glide cracks are at lower to mid elevations. See Pictures.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect South
Elevation 2400ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Several new releases from Glide Cracks. (Manitoba (additional glide avalanches) and Gilpatrick. All new avalanches were associated with Glide cracks releasing.

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

Watch out for the presence of glide cracks on your route. Many of the new glide cracks were hard to make out without the use of binoculars.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Summit Lake: Current Temperature: 20F Snow depth 42" (New snow less than one inch)
Fresno Ridge: Current Temperature: 23F (Past 24 hours 22-28F) Winds 9-12 mph SSW

Snow surface

Light dusting of snow overnight (Less than one inch)

Photos & Video
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