Avalanche Cycle in Cooke City_1

Photos of some recent natural avalanches near Cooke City today attached.  All of the slides observed appeared to just involve new snow from the Feb. 20-21 storm.  (occuring on all aspects, but primarily on NE aspects)

New snow:  generally about 50-80cms of settled new snow from Feb. 20-21.

Quite a bit of collapsing experienced today while breaking trail, particularly in the lower elevations.  

Snowpit attached from a SE aspect at 8500'.  HS: 170.

ECTP15- 55cms down, at new/old interface.

Photo: B. Fredlund


Cooke City, 2023-02-22