Observation: Other Regions

Location: Palmer Creek, Hope

Route & General Observations

Full burial of snowboarder in Palmer Creek drainage near Hope.
Rider was fourth person down the slope (you can see his tracks in
the upper center of photo). Avalanche triggered near a scoured
area of rock on the top of a convex roller. Slab failed on
facets underneath a crust. Rider was able to dig himself out
with no injuries.