Area known as Widow Trees. Used snowmobiles for access.
Jan. 13, 2016, 2:30 p.m. PST
Weather: 30 degrees, cloudy, snowing, 15mph west wind, variable visability.
Snowpack: 8-10 inches of new, somewhat heavy, still good snow for riding. Windloaded area had 12-20 inches of perfect wind loaded slab. Bed surface was penetrable with sugar like hoar frost. Avalanche moved quickly.
Area Description: NW Aspect at 5600ft. 40 degree terrain. Crown in a windloaded pocket under a cliff band. Rider had enough momentum to make it to the flank of the slide path.
Avalanches: No recent activity noted other than the one triggered.
Observation by Patrick Kennedy
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No