Avalanche: Double Hill

Observer Name
D Allen
Observation Date
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Occurence Time
9:00am

Region:

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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