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Avalanche: Cub River

Observer Name
Dave
Observation Date
Friday, January 20, 2012
Avalanche Date
Friday, January 20, 2012
Region
Cub River
Location Name or Route
Cub River road to Franklin Basin
Elevation
8,000'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
33°
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2.5'
Width
200'
Vertical
150'
Comments

We headed up Hillyard Canyon road Friday morning 1/20/2012, and 3 of us are all experienced snowmobilers with avalanche beacons and survival gear and we where going by the steep sections of the trail 1 at a time. My friend went 1st after he cleared my other friend went and as soon as he was clear I was getting ready to go when the side of the mountain came down in front of me. I was a lucky man and if we had not been going 1 at a time we all could of been buried.

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