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Observer Name: 
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, April 2, 1979
Occurence Time: 
6:00pm
Region: 
Lake Desolation
Location Name or Route: 
Desolation Lake
Elevation: 
9600
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
300
Vertical: 
600
Carried: 
3
Caught: 
3
Buried - Partly: 
1
Buried - Fully: 
2
Killed: 
1
Accident and Rescue Summary: 

Below is a narrative of the accident from The Snowy Torrents; Avalanche Accidents in the United States 1972-1979, Knox Williams and Betsy Armstrong.

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