“If someone were to trigger an avalanche of this magnitude — I mean, they’re breaking deeper than I am tall, they’re several football fields wide — these are completely un-survivable avalanches.” –Craig Gordon
A massive avalanche broke Sunday afternoon in a popular backcountry area up Millcreek Canyon, Utah. Avalanche forecaster with the Utah Avalanche Center, Trent Meisenheiner, reports it occurred on top of Little Water Peak on a run called Fire Water. The avalanche was described as approximately six to 12 feet deep and a few hundred feet wide. Tracks were discovered around the avalanche and on the ridge, but no one had reported the avalanche leading to worries that it buried a person or people.
“Some first responders in the air did a fly over, got some eyes on it, and right now, we’re deeming that there was nobody involved in it.”–Craig Gordon