Henderson Mountain Avalanche Fatality

1 caught, buried, killed

Two snowmobilers were riding north of Cooke City, MT along the Daisy Pass Road under Henderson Mountain just past the turn to the Miller Road. One rode through a gap in the trees to a gully that opened to a 37 degree slope above him. His partner remained on the road. He remotely triggered an avalanche and was buried about 5 feet deep, 100 feet from the road. The avalanche danger was rated HIGH on all slopes and an Avalanche Warning had been issued that day.