Wet slides in Mission Creek, Northern Absaroka Range

"We toured to Elephanthead Mountain today (4/27/24). Most of the couloirs emptying into Mission Creek (e.g. Das Ist Ice, Pitchfork Couloirs) showed signs of recent, large scale wet slides. Higher on the mountain, we observed fairly recent avalanche debris and crowns of 4-5 feet. On our descent of Mission Creek, we crossed large, wet slide debris fields that buried our earlier skin track (see pic). Our decision was to stick to low angle terrain and to steer clear of runout zones of any couloirs." Photo: T. Kalakay 

Out of Advisory Area, 2024-04-28