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Trent Weisenheimer and Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Center were out making observations in the Uinta’s yesterday. When the pair were climbing a ridge they remotely triggered a lare scale slide. Luckily they were in a safe zone atop the ridge. The slide was estimated to be over 1,500 feet wide with crowns that ranged from 3-6′ deep.

Sobering reminder of what can be lurking out there. Have your tools, have your training, study the forecast, have a plan B, look for red flags, all these things so you can live to ride another day.



Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.