Avalanche injures Dayton snow biker


December 8, 2022

One of four Touchet Valley-area snow bikers was swept by an avalanche and injured last Friday in the Blue Mountains near Table Rock, eventually requiring a helicopter to long line him out of the inaccessible terrain for transport to a Walla Walla hospital.

BLUE MOUNTAINS–A Dayton man was hospitalized with injuries sustained when the face of a snow field broke loose and an avalanche swept him about 10 yards downslope as he attempted to traverse the area on a snow bike around 10 a.m. Friday, December 2, in the general vicinity of Table Rock.

Officials have not released the victim's name.

The injured man was eventually hoisted out of the steep terrain...

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