Avalanche: Reynolds East Face Shoulder

Observer Name
Eric Hobday
Observation Date
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Avalanche Date
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Region
Reynolds East Face Shoulder
Location Name or Route
Reynolds, east ridge
Elevation
9000
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Comments
While standing at Dog Lake at 12:30, we watched a skier remotely trigger a small small avalanche from below. It looked like he/she remained just outside the slide but some of their tracks were covered. The skier and the slide moved behind some trees and we lost sight of them. We skied over and got within about 100 yards and it looked like the tracks continued below the slide. The snow had woomphed at us a few times as we traversed over. We didn’t like the looks of the terrain between us and the slide so we skied away. Given the time it took to get as close as we did, it would have been a recovery effort not a rescue. I’d estimate the slide was 30 feet wide and the head wall a foot or less. Likely not enough to bury someone.
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