Snowmobile triggered avalanche in McAtee

A snowmobiler triggered this small avalanche on Friday (1/11) between the 3rd Yellow Mule and McAtee Basin on Buck Ridge. The slope has a terrain trap at the bottom where snow can pile deep and makes small slides more dangerous. The relatively shallow snowpack is weaker and shows that a poor snowpack structure exists on some slopes in the northern mountains of our advisory area, and makes avalanches possible to trigger. Photo: GNFAC