11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
D Allen
Observation Date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Region: 
Double Hill
Location Name or Route: 
Whitney Double Hill
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
30
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Problem: 
Cornice
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
150
Vertical: 
200
Comments: 
Snowmobile rider high marked the hill and then rode straight along the hill under the cornice. Fortunately for him, the main cornice did not break off. But, a small portion did and started the hill sliding. Only slide down about 25% of the hill and then stopped. Generally conditions are stable, but as has been said elsewhere, there are some HUGE cornices in the Uintas and when they go, they will take out whatever is in the their path. This was a foolish decision by a rider to tempt the cornice God and he just escaped its wrath.... Lots of great places to ride and most hills stable in the area.
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