Avalanche: Uintas

Observer Name
Ted Scroggin
Observation Date
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Region
Uintas
Location Name or Route
Double Hill
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2.5'
Width
300'
Vertical
500'
Comments
Rolled up on this fresh sled triggered slide just as the dust was settling.  One rider side-hilling triggered this 1 finger hard wind slab just off the ridge line.  Steady and gusty southwest winds are wind loading this east northeast facing slope.  Not a deep slide, but enough to roll and bury a person. Glad the out come on this one was good. 
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