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Observer Name: 
Kobernik/Beck/Jenson
Observation Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Occurence Time: 
Afternoon
Region: 
Spring Creek
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Bowl of Spring Creek above Huntington Reservoir
Elevation: 
9900
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Deep Slab
Weak Layer: 
Depth Hoar
Depth: 
5'
Width: 
1/4 mile
Vertical: 
400
Carried: 
1
Caught: 
1
Comments: 

Rider was hill climbing in the looker right half of the bowl.  At apex of highmark the slope released.  He was able to ride the avalanche on his sled most of the way down before getting bucked off and thrown near the toe.  Luckily, he was not buried or seriously injured.  Photos:  Cade Beck

Comments: 

Some portions of the crown were 10 feet deep.

Comments: 

Diagrams from Paul Jenson

Coordinates: 
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