Twin Lakes Avalanche Fatality

Location Name: 
Twin Lakes
Region: 
Goose Lake Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:00
Location Map: 
United States
45° 5' 56.1912" N, 116° 11' 33.6192" W
US


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Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
38degrees
Trigger type: 
Snowmobiler
Crown Height: 
3 ft
Weak Layer: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Width: 
250ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
7 700ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
400ft.
Number of people caught: 
1
Number of full burials: 
1
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A detailed report of the Twin Lakes avalanche fatality was conducted by the PAC forecasters in the weeks following the incident. If you have any questions, concerns, or further information about this incident please contact PAC forecasters at forecast@payetteavalanche.org.

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