Had a nice tour in the WMR side-country today with really good snow!
Intentionally triggered a slab today in the location specified in the picture above (on the northerly aspect). Just toured across a saddle, checked to see no one was below with a holler, and toured across the saddle towards the roll-over.
Lots of new low-density snow to enjoy!
"Retirement Bowl" or "Baby's Butt" over to "Spruce Knob" or "Big Trees"
Avalanche failed on what seemed to be preserved surface hoar (shown in picture). I would have thought the surface hoar would have been blown around by the wind, but that's what it looked like anyway.
Crown height was 50 cms, width was about 100', ran the full path (small path).
Forecast Hotline: 406.257.8402
Call or text an observation: 406.66AVYOB