Avalanche: Duchesne Ridge

Observer Name
Craig Gordon/Spencer
Observation Date
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Occurrence Date
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Occurence Time
12:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Duchesne Bowl
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2.5'
Width
150
Vertical
250
Carried
1
Caught
1
Comments

From rider who observed the slide-

Witnessed a sled triggered slide today. Not sure what the rider was thinking. Did a high line in between two existing slides. I stopped to watch cause I couldn't believe they were actually doing it. Asked his buddy afterwards if they were trying to break the rest loose but he said they didn't expect that. 

Rider almost rode out the top of the slide as is started. Sled got tumbled and rider did a good job of swimming on his back to stay on top. Slide was very slow but fluid until it stopped. He was partially buried but ok.

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