Forecaster Observation- Mt. Penrose, Flathead Range

Location Name: 
Forecaster Observation- Mt. Penrose, Flathead Range
Region: 
Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Loose/Point-Release
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

There were several recent small loose snow avalanches on various aspects originating from steep and/or rocky terrain at higher elevations.  These entrained the recent snow, up to 10" deep, and ran on the firm crust below.  On sunnier aspects, these ran more as wet loose this afternoon. See photo. (L/WL-N-R1-D1-I). 

I also skier triggered a number of small loose avalanches on steep terrain (L-ASc-R1-D1-I/S)

Avalanche Photos: 
Activity: 
Skiing