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A party of two skiers triggered an avalanche on the northwest face of Gobblers Knob. One of them was caught and was carried approximately 1500 feet vertical distance. He was able to grab a tree to avoid getting totally engulfed in the deposition. He was pinned and his partner located him and helped to free him. He was able to exit Porter Fork on his own with a shoulder injury. The victim is a very experienced backcountry skier and snowboarder who many in the community respect his opinion on avalanche conditions. When people of this caliber are getting caught, it should remind us of just how volatile our dangerous snowpack is this season.
Speaking with the skier who was not caught, he related that a conversation with the victim the night before included talk of not being co
This was a very serious ride. The victim is lucky to escape with only minor injuries.
This is the deepest portion of the crown face.
Looking down the track from about mid way.