Accident: Naomi Peak, East Face Area

Observer Name
Toby Weed
Observation Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Region
Naomi Peak, East Face Area
Location Name or Route
Tony Grove Area, Just north of Castle Rock, near Naomi Peak
Elevation
9,200'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
45°
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
70'
Vertical
90'
Carried
1
Caught
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

I went up to the avalanche site on 1/14/18... An obvious catch and carry, with good outcome.  The 1' to 3' deep and 70' wide avalanche on a very steep slope is small compared to the terrain it's in, and no other avalanches were apparent in the area.

Snow Profile Comments
<p>Snow profile from 1/12/18 nearby, but about 600&#39; lower in elevation&nbsp;than the avalanche.</p>
Comments

We have limited details about a close call, with a rider and a triggered avalanche in the Tony Grove Area on 1/13/18.  We hope to hear more of the story.   If you see or trigger and avalanche in the backcountry, we'd love to hear about it.

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