Obs 5/9/22: "found an intact graupel layer buried by 10-14” of fresh snow. Got cracking on it (ectn 17, ct 18) but no propagation. Also saw lots old of storm slabs/wind slab crowns."
Natural slab avalanche on Crown Butte. Appears to be a wet slab that likely occurred 5/3 or 5/4/22. This same slope slid after a heavy snow storm on 4/23. Photo: @markass406
"Recent natural, slab avalanche, near Cooke City. A northerly aspect around 9,000'. It looks like it happened late morning yesterday, May 4th." Photo: B. Fredlund
Widespread natural loose snow avalanches on 5/4 in Bridger and Beehive. 6-12" of snow that fell on 5/3 was quickly reactive when the sun came out with temps to 40 F on 5/4.
Natural wet loose avalanche in Beehive Basin. Occurred on Wednesday 5/4 after new snow fell on Tuesday.
Wet loose snow avalanches of recent 6" of snow. They likely occurred when the sun came out Wednesday morning, or at the end of the storm on Tuesday. GNFAC
5/3/22 at approximately 4:00pm a storm slab avalanche occurred in beehive basin on a west aspect @9000 ft. This slab was 6-8” deep and propagated around 50’. No one was buried, however we aren’t sure if anyone was caught because we were not the party who triggered this avalanche. We did witness the party drop in but quick went out of sight.