February 9, 2022
February 10, 2022
Zone or Region:
Soldier and Wood River Valley Mtns
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
The split boarder in front of me was walking, slightly climbing on a side hill trail when he set off this small ( 20'long x 4'wide x 1'deep) wet slab slide.
We'd been climbing and skiing/boarding in very heavy, wet snow no matter what aspect we were on.
We were skiing out, ending the day on the Fox Creek trail where the trail was on a side hill and where we needed to side step up a bit when the split boarder ahead of me set this little slide in motion. It actually slid fairly quickly down the short slope to the creek. A bit of a surprise as the snow everywhere was very wet and heavy. We had climbed about 1800'(?) and decided not to go to the Griffin Butte summit because of the snow conditions. But we didn't observe any avalanches, or cracks.