Avalanche: Currant Creek Peak

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Avalanche Date
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Region
Currant Creek Peak
Location Name or Route
Currant Creek Peak
Elevation
10600
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Width
1000
Vertical
600
Comments

Came on this while headed to Currant Creek Peak to work on weather station network. Thinking slide was triggered on New years Day when the region was crawling with people. Light was fading when I took picture. Crown drawn in for perspective.

If the avalanche doesn't kill you, surely slamming into the baseball bats at the bottom of the slope will. This is a nasty place to trigger a slide and this slope has been the site of several close calls including this one that didn't end too well. Read here.

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