CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2020/01/11 - Oregon - Rock Creek, Elkhorn Mountains

Published 2020/01/15 by Victor McNeil - Wallowa Avalanche Center


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Rock Creek, Elkhorn Mountains
  • State: Oregon
  • Date: 2020/01/11
  • Time: 12:00 AM (Estimated)
  • Summary Description: 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
  • Primary Activity: Snowmobiler
  • Primary Travel Mode: Snowmobile

Number

  • Caught: 0
  • Fully Buried: 0
  • Injured: 0
  • Killed: 1

Avalanche

  • Type: --
  • Trigger: --
  • Trigger (subcode): --
  • Size - Relative to Path: --
  • Size - Destructive Force: --
  • Sliding Surface: --

Site

  • Slope Aspect: --
  • Site Elevation: --
  • Slope Angle: --
  • Slope Characteristic: --

Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: A party of four snowmobilers were riding in the Rock Creek drainage. One rider triggered an avalanche. He was caught, buried, and killed.

Baker City Herald article