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Avalanche: Hypodermic Needle

Observer Name
AS
Observation Date
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Avalanche Date
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Region
Hypodermic Needle
Location Name or Route
hypodermic needle
Aspect
East
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Depth
8"
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Comments
around 11am, skier got caught in sluff which triggered a wet slide avalanche that ran 2000 ft. Partial burial, no major injuries except cuts and bruises. No overnight refreezes make for dangerous conditions, even at high elevations where temperatrues remain 40-50 degrees. BE CAREFUL

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