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Accident: Horse Ridge

Observer Name
Staples, Weed
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Region
Horse Ridge
Location Name or Route
Providence Canyon, Warming Hut Area, Horse Ridge
Elevation
8,900'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
16"
Width
60'
Vertical
350'
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Accident and Rescue Summary
Not really an accident, but a CLOSE CALL:  A rider was caught, carried, and partially buried in a small avalanche of wind drifted snow while riding on a steep slope near the warming hut in Providence Canyon.  Looks like everything turned out alright... 
Snow Profile Comments
Snow profile from slope approximately 1/2 mile east of avalanche
Video
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