Headed out for casual day off tour. Home by lunch, and not cuz we were hungry.
Given the poor weather, difficulty communicating, and rising danger, we cut our day short after one run.
DIdn't have to stomp like petulant childrem to trigger these. A kick or two on a freshly-drifted cornice and they released below. One propagated quite far - at least 75 feet away. Almost a remote trigger. Crowns thin, but only because loading had only been occurring for an hour or two and hadn't filled in a wide/thick slab much below cornice yet.
Triggered on steep convexity from hard turn on adjacent slope (~30 feet away). Slab only a few inches thick. Digging in crown showed it failed in low-density fluff below new and wind-stiffened slab.
Forecast Hotline: 406.257.8402
Call or text an observation: 406.66AVYOB