Large HUMAN TRIGGERED and Natural Avalanches on McGee Mountain

 
 
 
 
 
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AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
McGee Mtn

Drainage:

Submission Info
Forecaster
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slab
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Northeast
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
10 200ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Large HUMAN TRIGGERED D4 avalanche on McGee Mtn. likely occuring around 12 noon today (3/22/18).  Occured during intense snow / wind loading at the height of the EXTREME conditions.  At first this debirs was observed and reported as natural, but later reports confirmed that a skier actually climbed to the ridge and triggered this slide, and luckily did not get caught, or trigger it on the way up (if indeed he booted up the same slope).  Later reports are that all but one path ran naturally on McGee Mtn during this storm.      

Avalanche Photos: 
Number of People Caught: 
0
37° 34' 31.4364" N, 118° 48' 43.1604" W

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