Avalanche: Currant Creek Peak

Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Occurrence Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Occurence Time: 
Unknown
Region: 
Currant Creek Peak
Location Name or Route: 
Currant Creek Peak
Elevation: 
10600
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
4'
Width: 
1000
Vertical: 
600
Comments: 

Came on this while headed to Currant Creek Peak to work on weather station network. Thinking slide was triggered on New years Day when the region was crawling with people. Light was fading when I took picture. Crown drawn in for perspective.

If the avalanche doesn't kill you, surely slamming into the baseball bats at the bottom of the slope will. This is a nasty place to trigger a slide and this slope has been the site of several close calls including this one that didn't end too well. Read here.