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Avalanche Trench

Colorado was hit by a series of Winter storms during February and March, 2019. Here are a variety of articles, videos and photos capturing the magnitude of what occurred.


Animas River Canyon
Silverton Avalanche School, March 18, 2013
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Working with Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Franklin Drilling & Blasting #theavypros American Avalanche Association Friends of CAIC #visitsilverton. Getting the line open for the Summer season. Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce. Big avalanches big terrain rarley visited!


Avalanche Trench
Silverton Avalanche School, March, 2013
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CR 110 Minnesota Gulch avalanche debris.


Mt. Bethel, Colorado
Travis Gillbertson, March 5, 2019
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Filmed this today. Bomb triggered on Mt Bethel.


Sunshine Snowslide Demolishes Home
Lake City Silver World Newspaper, March 15, 2019
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‘Miraculous Escape’ for Casey Family as Sunshine Snowslide Demolishes Home...Evacuation orders were issued by Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, March 12, in the wake of a series of devastating snowslides which have occurred south of Lake City along County Road 30 following in excess of a 16” of new snow which has fallen since Monday night.

The Lake Fork Valley's worst slide occurred shortly after 6 a.m. March 12, when a massive snowslide near Sunshine Falls, 12-1/2 miles south of Lake City on County Road 30, destroyed the home and barn of Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey. The Casey property is located within a half mile of Sherman and is on the flanks of 13,999’ Sunshine Peak.

Sheriff Casey was at home at the time of the snowslide, as were his daughters, Sarah, age 17, and Kristy, age 15. Following the slide which disintegrated his home, Casey was able to “swim” across the snow and debris surface to rescue his eldest daughter. He then made his way to an undamaged vehicle to radio out for assistance at 8:15 a.m.


Prior to opening US 550 Red Mt. Pass yesterday (Fri 3/22/19)
Colorado Department of Transportation, March 22, 2019
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Avalanche Mitigation Work, US 550
Eagle Avalanche Path
Colorado Avalanche Information Center, February 7, 2019
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