Riding north of Cooke City on 1/29 and 1/30, we observed many natural avalanches that occurred during last week's storm. Avalanches failed within the storm snow or on weak layers in the upper snowpack, on wind-loaded and non-wind-loaded slopes, and on all aspects. We observed avalanches on Crown Butte, Wolverine, Scotch Bonnet, Sheep Mountain, and near the wilderness boundary at Goose Lake.
Number of slides
Soft slab avalanche
I - Interface between new and old snow
Slab Thickness units
Single / Multiple / Red Flag