Avalanche: Summit

Location: Road observations - Summit Mtn

Route & General Observations

Recent large wind slab avalanche on east facing Summit Mtn, seen from the Seward Highway near Summit Lake.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect East Southeast
Elevation 3500ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

This avalanche likely released Wed, Feb 13th naturally. It looks to have pulled out several pockets of wind slab on the flank and also stepped down into older snow closer to the gut.

There are also other natural wind slabs from the past 1-2 days in the paths next to the larger one mentioned. See photos.

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

Strong NW winds have been loading east through south aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly clear, temps in the 20'sF, strong NW winds. Plumes seen along many ridgelines.

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