Skier triggered slide in steep terrain

Location Name: 
Goose creek
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:33
Location Map: 
United States
45° 1' 29.5788" N, 116° 8' 53.0232" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slab
Slope: 
42degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
2 ft
Aspect: 
Northwest
Weak Layer: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Width: 
50ft.
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
Elevation: 
6 300ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
150ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Exploring an area I was unfamiliar with, we found ourselves slightly committed to skiing a blind roll over. 

Stupidly ignoring the Avalanche forecast I decided to NOT ski conservatively and rather have powder fever take hold.

skiing down what I thought would roll into an open chute, the wind loaded roll over broke above me. Luckily i

was able to cut hard left into a clump of trees and the slide continued past me with no damage done other than

to my ego. Lesson learned, know the terrain, listen to the Avalanche forecast despite your own experience the prior day,

ski conservatively always, and check your ego at the trailhead. 

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