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Avalanche: Lake Creek

Observer Name
Alex Falkenstein
Observation Date
Monday, April 25, 2016
Avalanche Date
Monday, April 25, 2016
Region
Lake Creek
Location Name or Route
Bald Knoll Ridge Line
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
6"
Width
200'
Vertical
150'
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Comments
I was starting to cut downhill, trying to initiate an elevator slide on my snowmobile. The snow fractured at and above me on what seemed to be a storm/wind slab. The debris field was shallow, and I was able to ride out my snowmobile. Very glad it was on a short pitch and shallow slide.
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