Avalanche: Lake Creek

Observer Name
Alex Falkenstein
Observation Date
Monday, April 25, 2016
Occurrence Date
Monday, April 25, 2016
Occurence Time
5:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Bald Knoll Ridge Line
Elevation
10000
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
6"
Width
200
Vertical
150
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Comments
I was starting to cut downhill, trying to initiate an elevator slide on my snowmobile. The snow fractured at and above me on what seemed to be a storm/wind slab. The debris field was shallow, and I was able to ride out my snowmobile. Very glad it was on a short pitch and shallow slide.
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