Subject snowshoeing solo, had done the Tent Ridge hike before, walked from Mt. Shark parking lot along a cut road and then traversed from lower treeline to mid traditional run-out or mid track (single snowshoe tracks were seen from helicopter) and likely toe triggered the 160106 Fc which propagated up into the start zone. Subject was found on the skier's right approx 200 meters from the terminus of the debris, surface clues found near the probe strike. Subject probe strike was 1.3 meters deep at head and 2 meters at feet after PC Dog received strong scent cone indications. Excavation time approx 20 minutes.
Precipitation Type & Intensity
Snowpack Comment: Tent Ridge area has worst snowpack characteristics of the entire forecast region.