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Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: Lost Lake

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Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect UnknownElevation 2000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 40ftVertical Run 200ft
Avalanche Details

Snowmachiner was coming down slope. Stopped on a wind drift just as it broke loose. Rider and Snowmachine were partially buried. Rider was able to dig himself out.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

High winds

Snow surface

Wind crust. Soft snow in tree areas

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