Accident: Naomi Peak, East Face Area

Observer Name
Toby Weed
Observation Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Occurrence Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Occurence Time
12:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tony Grove Area, Just north of Castle Rock, near Naomi Peak
Elevation
9200
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
45
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
70
Vertical
90
Carried
1
Caught
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

I went up to the avalanche site on 1/14/18... An obvious catch and carry, with good outcome.  The 1' to 3' deep and 70' wide avalanche on a very steep slope is small compared to the terrain it's in, and no other avalanches were apparent in the area.

Snow Profile Comments

Snow profile from 1/12/18 nearby, but about 600' lower in elevation than the avalanche.

Comments

We have limited details about a close call, with a rider and a triggered avalanche in the Tony Grove Area on 1/13/18.  We hope to hear more of the story.   If you see or trigger and avalanche in the backcountry, we'd love to hear about it.

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