Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Jones Crk. Low

Triggered 3-4 large, rumbling collapses as we ascended, prompting this pit. One person's skin track already ascended. We had two large collapses while breaking trail, then had two while on the already established skin track. Instability isolated to nearby similar terrain, but significant.

Bacon Rind

Prior pit to this lower on slope, at top of steeper meadow had ECTNs at storm interfaces, no propagation, or obvious SH layers. Weak layer was not obvious until CT, and then ECTP 13 was a bit of a surprise. Shorter PST cut (15/100) was result of placing slab from previous test on top of the second PST, essentially doubling the load.


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