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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 01.20.19 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Warm Springs Ck - Baldy OB north side Observed Terrain:   Zone/Region:  Wood River Valley
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
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AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 Baldy OB - N side Today N 7800 2 caught: 1 full burial and 1 critical partial burial, both self-extricated
 Comments: We have little information at this point. We will post more information Monday.
STABILITY TESTS
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SNOW STABILITY
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BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: A skier and snowboarder were caught, carried 100-150 yards, and buried in an avalanche they triggered in the Warm Springs Creek drainage today (Sunday, 1-20-2019). The skier was fully buried and was able to dig himself out of the debris in approximately 25 minutes. The snowboarder was partially buried with his head and torso beneath the snow. He also extricated himself. They were riding in the "sidecountry" or "out-of-bounds" terrain on Bald Mountain, outside the ski area boundary. Neither rider was seriously injured. The avalanche was at least 100 feet wide and released on a northerly aspect near 7800' in elevation. We will provide more information Monday.