Avalanche and cracking, Cooke City

Scotch Bonnet
Cooke City
Code
Elevation
10000
Aspect
S
Latitude
45.07220
Longitude
-109.94800
Notes

GNFAC Field observation

Avalanche, Chimney Rock, NW facing slope. From Daisy Pass we could make out fresh debris at same elevation as us. Could not see the crown, but upper slopes were rocky, thin and likely faceted. Visibilty was not good.

Cracking, Scotch Bonnet: We skied up a south facing slope to 10,000 and had shooting crackings in the new, wind drifted snow. The new snow is not bonding well to the old snow surface and it is breaking where it has been blown into slabs.

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness units
centimeters