Natural Resources

Avalanches

Date: March 22, 2009

Location: Lewis Hills

Easting: 396000

Northing: 5411000

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Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: http://www.lewishillbillies.com/

A snowmobiler high marking in "Crazy Canyon (upper Fox Island River valley, Lewis Hills) triggered a small avalanche. He was able to ride out the avalanche without being buried. This area is prone to avalanches and much bigger events have been observed in the past. Youtube video of the incident shows a classic slab avalanche breaking away from the steepest part of the hillside and travelling perhaps 100 m downslope.

 
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