We traveled to the southern Whitefish Range to look for buried surface hoar and evaluate our Persistent Slab problem. We also wanted to look closely at a slide intentionally triggered by a skier Tuesday, February 1. While performing a crown profile, three local residents approached us and mentioned they had just triggered a slide. These folks provided excellent information on locating the slide and events leading up to, during and following the slide. Please visit their observation for full details: https://flatheadavalanche.org/observation/skier-triggered-avalanche-outside-wmr-boundary. FAC staff thanks this group for sharing information from their experience with the backcountry community.
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