Photos From the Field
|Photo Date||Advisory Date||Caption|
|New Snow Instability - Southern Madison Range||Dec 15, 2012||
Various layers within the new snow can cause instability. These types of weaknesses typically don't last long, but are a concern as long as there's new snow. Photo Jeff Watt...
|Hollywood Bowl - Natural Avalanche||Dec 14, 2012||
A strong storm on Wednesday (12th of December) dropped close to 10 inches of snow totaling 1 inch of SWE in a short period of time. This rapid and heavy loaded pushed this slope past...
|Avalanche near Frazier Basin||Dec 13, 2012||
This naturally triggered avalanche was seen near Frazier Basin in the Northern Bridger Range on a NNE facing slope near 8800 ft. Photo: B. Fredlund
|Buried Surface Hoar in Bacon Rind||Dec 12, 2012||
The upper stripe in the photograph is a layer of surface hoar buried 45cm off the ground. It is breaking clean in our stability tests (ECTP22 and 27). Mark found this layer in Taylor Fork on...
|Red Canyon Snowpack - Southern Madison Range||Dec 10, 2012||
A skier in the southern Madison Range found weak snow in his snowpit. Faceted layers buried mid pack and near the ground both produced unstable results during stability tests. ...
|Avalanche Mt Republic - Cooke City||Dec 9, 2012||
This slide occurred outside of Cooke City on a NE facing slope around 9600 ft on Mt Repubic. Heavy snow over the past 10 days has pushed some slopes past their breaking point. It...
|Football Field Snowpack - Bridger Range||Dec 9, 2012||
After 20" of fresh snow the snowpack on the Football Field was surprisingly thin. Not only was the pack thin, it was weak. During stability tests we got two ECT's to propagate on...
|Avalanche S. Madison Range||Dec 8, 2012||
This natural avalanche was spotted by skiers in the south end of the Southern Madison Range. The weight of new snow this week has exposed slopes that contain weak facets near the...
|Buried Surface Hoar in Taylor Fork - 5 Dec 2012||Dec 5, 2012||
We found a layer of buried surface hoar in Sage Basin of the Taylor Fork area in the southern Madison Range on a NE facing slope at 9000 ft. It could easily produce an avalanche and it...
|Buck Ridge Avalanche Snowpit||Dec 3, 2012||
This pit was dug on the flanks of a slide in the 2nd Yellowmule. Strong winds and recent snow heavily loaded north facing slopes. Weak snow near the ground is struggling to support the most...