Avalanche: Spring Creek

Observer Name
Kobernik/Beck/Jenson
Observation Date
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Occurrence Date
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Occurence Time
Afternoon

Region:

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