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2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« on: 02/11/14, 05:24 PM »

http://www.bakercityherald.com/Local-News/Two-people-killed-in-avalanche-near-Cornucopia

Very very sad to hear this.  Rescue is not complete yet from what I understand.  Please pray or whatever else you do.
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #1 on: 02/11/14, 06:42 PM »

God damn it...  this coming weekend makes me nervous.
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #2 on: 02/12/14, 08:29 AM »

God damn it... this coming weekend makes me nervous.

You do SAR, don't you?  I can see why these kind of conditions would put you on edge.
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #3 on: 02/12/14, 09:25 AM »

Yeah - it's partly that, and partly just the big hit to the community that always shows up here, or on NW Hikers or CC.com, or just in the network of friends.  Always reveals all these connections.

I really hope the pager stays quiet this weekend though, for sure.
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« Reply #4 on: 02/12/14, 09:42 PM »

Yeah - it's partly that, and partly just the big hit to the community that always shows up here, or on NW Hikers or CC.com, or just in the network of friends. Always reveals all these connections.

I really hope the pager stays quiet this weekend though, for sure.

I know the B'ham/WWU/Baker community is super bummed about the Wallowas slide.  RIP friend. 
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #5 on: 02/12/14, 10:30 PM »

Damn... sorry for your loss hop.  I've yet to hear any names. 
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« Reply #6 on: 02/13/14, 03:45 PM »

Damn... sorry for your loss hop. I've yet to hear any names.

Jake was a great guy.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/02/bodies_of_skiers_killed_in_eas.html#incart_river
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #7 on: 02/14/14, 09:56 AM »

Very sad to hear about this.  Horrible Accident.  I hope those who came out alive heal quickly and condolences to the friends and families of those who weren't so lucky. 
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #8 on: 02/16/14, 05:12 PM »

I saw in one of the related articles, there is the Wallowa Avalanche Center for that area. It is a remote area, out there. Good to know there is a forest service avalanche forecast. It is sad for an accident to occur.
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #9 on: 02/26/14, 07:28 PM »

I keep checking WAC for an accident report but haven't seen one yet.  Anyone know anything more?
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #10 on: 02/26/14, 07:36 PM »

Me too, haven't seen anything.
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #11 on: 02/26/14, 10:44 PM »

From the WAC Facebook page, regarding the report:

Cornucopia Peak avalanche report is complete and will be available publicly soon. #oravy #avy

Wallowa Avalanche Center
Expect it to probably be posted this week on the Wallowa Avalanche Center website and avalanche.org
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #12 on: 02/27/14, 06:48 AM »

I looked yesterday and it wasn't there yet.
From the WAC Facebook page, regarding the report:

Cornucopia Peak avalanche report is complete and will be available publicly soon. #oravy #avy

Wallowa Avalanche Center
Expect it to probably be posted this week on the Wallowa Avalanche Center website and avalanche.org
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #13 on: 03/03/14, 10:32 AM »

Does anyone know if the accident report has been released yet, and if so, where one can access it?


Thank-you,
MJ
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #14 on: 03/03/14, 11:45 AM »

Wallowa Avalanche Center said this in their March 1 update (lower right of their front page):

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The report on the February 11th avalanche accident has been submitted for publication. We will post a link here when it is available.
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #15 on: 03/07/14, 02:49 PM »

Here it is:  http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=525&accfm=inv
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #16 on: 03/07/14, 03:18 PM »

Looks like they just published verbatim the report from the guides that were involved, with maybe a bit of the interviews with the clients.   
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #17 on: 03/07/14, 08:08 PM »

What a shame, very tragic,very sad. 
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Re: 2 killed in avalanche in the Wallowas today
« Reply #18 on: 03/08/14, 07:06 PM »

Jake's memorial in Bellingham last weekend was SRO.  He was a great guy and obviously made a lot of impact in the community in his short 23 years.  RIP. 
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