Avalanche: Cub River

Observer Name
Dave
Observation Date
Friday, January 20, 2012
Occurrence Date
Friday, January 20, 2012
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cub River road to Franklin Basin
Elevation
8000
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
33
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2.5'
Width
200
Vertical
150
Comments

We headed up Hillyard Canyon road Friday morning 1/20/2012, and 3 of us are all experienced snowmobilers with avalanche beacons and survival gear and we where going by the steep sections of the trail 1 at a time. My friend went 1st after he cleared my other friend went and as soon as he was clear I was getting ready to go when the side of the mountain came down in front of me. I was a lucky man and if we had not been going 1 at a time we all could of been buried.

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