Observation: Summit

Location: Wilson South

Route & General Observations

Exploratory tour across Canyon Creek up Wilson South. Widespread wind effect in the Summit area.

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

Whumphing experienced on wind slabs while skinning the lookers left ridge up Wilson South.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Dug a pit at ~2350’ W facing slope. Snow surface had visible wind effect. ECTP 3 down 25cm on Facets. Slab was new consolidated snow, 4F to 1F. Weak layer sitting on light crust. Weak layer easily identified in shovel test showing low stability.

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