X Elevation Bands: Upper Elevation refers to the region where wind plays a dominant role in shaping the mountain snowpack. Alpine cirques, bowls, and exposed ridges are examples of this terrain. Trees are very sparse or do not exist at all. This zone receives more snowfall than Middle and Lower Elevations, but the wind can aggressively redistribute the snow and create large expanses of bare rock or ground in the middle of winter. Snowpack depths can vary greatly at Upper Elevations. Lower Elevation terrain includes slopes within a few hundred vertical feet of valley floors in the major drainages. This includes avalanche paths that can block rivers, strike roadways and large glacial lakes, and bury cross country ski trails. This band receives the least snowfall – and the most rain – of the three elevation bands. Middle Elevation terrain receives less snowfall than Upper Elevations, but the snowpack depths vary less due to less wind. Over the course of an average year, avalanches occur most frequently at Upper Elevations and least often in Lower Elevation terrain.
X
Avalanche Danger Rose: this graphic represents an avalanche forecaster's idea of how the avalanche danger exists across the topography in a given region. It is not a map...it is an idea. Picture it as a cone-shaped mountain viewed from above, built of three elevation bands; the outer ring represents low elevations, the middle ring represents middle elevations, and the innermost circle represents high elevations. Each elevation band is divided into sectors that represent the slope aspect (N-NE-E-SE-S-SW-W-NW). Each sector\'s color represents the avalanche danger rating assigned that day (see Avalanche Danger Scale).

In this example, the Avalanche Danger Rose depicts an avalanche danger rating of considerable on all high elevation aspects and on north to west-facing mid elevations; all other sectors possess moderate avalanche danger. The illustration depicts the spatial distribution of this forecast across a landscape.
X Persistent Slabs: Avalanches that slide on a persistent weak layer such as facets or surface hoar. You can trigger them remotely and they often propagate across and beyond terrain features that would otherwise confine wind and storm slabs. Unstable conditions may linger for weeks.
X Wind Slabs: A relatively cohesive layer that forms when wind deposits snow on the lee side of ridges, gullies, and other terrain features. These slabs may be soft or extremely hard and can take up to a week to stabilize.
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Avalanche Problem Rose: this graphic represents an avalanche forecaster's idea of the distribution of a particular avalanche problem across the topography in a given region. Picture it as a cone-shaped mountain viewed from above, built of three elevation bands; the outer ring represents low elevations, the middle ring represents middle elevations, and the innermost circle represents high elevations. Each elevation band is divided into sectors that represent the slope aspect (N-NE-E-SE-S-SW-W-NW). Sectors colored grey are thought to have the identified avalanche problem while white sectors do not.

In this example, the Avalanche Problem Rose indicates that a particular avalanche concern exists on all high elevation aspects and on north to west-facing mid elevations and that this concern is far less likely to be encountered on other aspects and elevations.
X Chance of Avalanches: This graphic depicts how likely you are to trigger avalanches or encounter natural avalanches while traveling on avalanche prone slopes. Unlikely means that few avalanches could be triggered in avalanche terrain and natural avalanches are not expected. The chance of triggering or observing avalanches increases as we move up the scale. Certain means that humans will be able to trigger avalanches on many slopes, and natural avalanches should be expected.
X Size of Avalanches: This graphic depicts the potential size and destructive force of expected avalanches. Small avalanches are not large enough to bury humans and are relatively harmless unless they carry people over cliffs or through trees or rocks. Moving up the scale, avalanches become large enough to bury, injure, or kill people, large enough to bury or destroy vehicles and break a few trees, and large enough to destroy railway cars, buildings, or a substantial amount of forest. Historic avalanches are massive events capable of destroying villages and gouging or altering the landscape.
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LOW: Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

X

MODERATE: Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

X

CONSIDERABLE: Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

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HIGH: Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

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EXTREME: Avoid all avalanche terrain.

Current Forecast
Tuesday February 19, 2019 7:30 am by Ethan Davis

All Zones | Sawtooth Mountains | Smoky & Boulder Mountains | Wood River Valley | Soldier Mountains

Wood River Valley - Bottom Line

Several destructive slab avalanches occurred in the last week and human-triggered slab avalanches remain likely. The Wood River Valley snowpack has doubled in depth in the month of February and weak snow near the ground is struggling to bear the weight. You may be able to trigger avalanches from above, to the side, or from flat terrain below steeper slopes.

3. Considerable

Upper Elevation

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

3. Considerable

Middle Elevation

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

2. Moderate

Lower Elevation

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

Primary Avalanche Problem

Persistent Slabs

Location

Almost Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely

Chance

Historic
Very Large
Large
Small

Size

Since the beginning of February, the snow depth in and around the Wood River Valley has more than doubled. This heavy load sent avalanches crashing to the valley floor, destroying the Penny Lake dock, snapping trees, crossing roads and damaging homes. Although the natural avalanche activity has ended, dangerous avalanche conditions persist.

Deeply buried weak layers are strained under the weight of recent snow and triggering a destructive persistent slab avalanche remains likely. On Sunday in the Boulder mountains, Ben witnessed this problem first hand. “I felt the slope collapse and watched as a crack opened about 100’ below me and spread many hundreds of feet in each direction. The avalanche broke in weak snow near the ground and sent the entire season’s snowpack rumbling downhill, snapping trees up to a foot in diameter as it went.”

Persistent slab avalanches may break wider than expected and can be triggered remotely: from flat terrain above, to the side, or even from below steep slopes. Persistent weak layers are slower to heal than weak layers associated with storm slabs and wind slabs. As we wait for conditions to improve, stick to lower angle slopes and continue to give avalanche terrain a wide berth.

Secondary Avalanche Problem

Wind Slabs

Location

Almost Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely

Chance

Historic
Very Large
Large
Small

Size

Wind slabs that formed during the tail end of our recent storm cycle remain the primary concern. In the last week, several natural wind slab avalanches occurred throughout the forecast area. The majority of these slides released on wind-loaded slopes at upper elevation, which is where you’re most likely to trigger them today.

Yesterday, I found it difficult to identify wind-affected areas from a distance. Light wind and snow in the last few days has masked some of the obvious clues of recent wind-loading. Today, you’ll have to look closely to identify larger dune-like drifts and cornices above exposed ridgelines. Pay close attention to the stiffness of the snow in the upper couple feet of the snowpack. You can reduce your exposure to this problem by sticking to softer snow and more sheltered terrain.

Weather Forecast

WRV Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

-2 F 15 F 6 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Clear Mostly Cloudy

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Moderate

Wind Direction

NW N NW

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0" 1-2"

Mountain Weather Summary

Yesterday began with sun in many areas, clouds increased midday to bring light, scattered snow flurries, and then broke up again in the afternoon. Daytime high temperatures reached near 20F and wind blew light from the NW. Overnight, skies cleared and temperatures dropped to near -5F. Wind speed increased slightly to blow moderate in the Soldiers while wind in the rest of the forecast area remained light from the NW.

Today will be mostly clear, sunny, and cool. Daytime highs will struggle to reach the low teens F as cold air filters in from the north. Cloud cover will spread from the NW to the SE this evening to bring snow showers across the forecast area. Snow accumulations will favor the Sawtooths and Western Smoky mountains with 4-8 inches while the Wood River Valley and Soldier mountains are on course for 2-5 inches by the end of the day Wednesday.

Sawtooth Mountains

Sawtooth Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

-5 F 13 F 5 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Partly Cloudy Overcast

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Moderate

Wind Direction

NW N NW

Snowfall

24hr: 0-1" 12hr: 0"
0" 1-3"

Smoky & Boulder Mountains

Smoky & Boulder Mts

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

-6 F 10 F 3 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Partly Cloudy Overcast

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Moderate

Wind Direction

NW N NW

Snowfall

24hr: 0-1" 12hr: 0"
0" 1-3"
           

Wood River Valley

WRV Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

-2 F 15 F 6 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Clear Mostly Cloudy

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Moderate

Wind Direction

NW N NW

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0" 1-2"
   

Soldier Mountains

Soldier Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

-4 F 9 F 6 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Clear Obscured

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Moderate

Wind Direction

NW N NW

Snowfall

24hr: 0-1" 12hr: 0"
0" 1-2"
               

Observations

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View Date(s) Submitted Observer Zone Location
View Attachment Feb 19, 2019 Feb 19, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Pinyon, Paradise, East Fork of Big Peak Creek, Butterfield
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 19, 2019 Feb 19, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Quigley Canyon - Patterson Pk
View Attachment View Attachment Feb 18, 2019 Feb 19, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Lake Creek
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019 SAC Soldier Mountains Couch Summit, Elk Ridge
View Attachment Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Quigley Canyon, north facing, above back loop of Nordic trail
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains see form
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 17, 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Warm Springs by Frenchman’s Bend
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 17, 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Warm Springs by Frenchman’s Bend
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 17, 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Public Sawtooth Mountains Near Stanley Lake Turn Off, on Highway 21, Cow Camp Road
Feb 17, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Elkhorn & Sun Valley
View Attachment Feb 17, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Ohio gulch, point above N valley club
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 14, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Lake Creek, Penny Lake-Warm Springs Ck, others
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 16, 2019 Feb 16, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Pine/Featherville turn off
View Attachment Feb 16, 2019 Feb 16, 2019 Public Wood River Valley West of Hailey, Richardson Summit
View Attachment View Attachment Feb 16, 2019 Feb 16, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Juniper Rd, Elkorn Gulch
View Attachment Feb 16, 2019 Feb 16, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Summit/Twin Bowls
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 16, 2019 Feb 16, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Glassing from Iron Creek to McDonald
View Attachment Feb 16, 2019 Feb 16, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Etna
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Apollo Creek
Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019 SAC Banner Summit Copper Mountain
Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Della and South
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley observations and reports of activity
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Baker Creek
View Attachment Feb 13, 2019 Feb 13, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Pass
View Attachment Feb 13, 2019 Feb 13, 2019 SAC Soldier Mountains Couch Summit Rd - Owens Ck
Feb 13, 2019 Feb 13, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Etna
Feb 11, 2019 Feb 13, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Patterson Peak
View Attachment View Attachment Feb 12, 2019 Feb 12, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Johnstone
View Attachment Feb 12, 2019 Feb 12, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Butterfield
Feb 11, 2019 Feb 11, 2019 Pro Wood River Valley Durrance
Feb 11, 2019 Feb 11, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Baker Creek
Feb 10, 2019 Feb 11, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Morgan Ridge
Feb 10, 2019 Feb 10, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Baker/Newman Meadows, Silver Creek loop
View Attachment Feb 10, 2019 Feb 10, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Lake Creek
View Attachment Feb 10, 2019 Feb 10, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Cross Area
View Attachment Feb 9, 2019 Feb 9, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Bench Lakes
Feb 8, 2019 Feb 9, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Greenhorn
Feb 8, 2019 Feb 9, 2019 Pro Wood River Valley South Valley
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 1, 2019 Feb 8, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Ridge/Timber Bowl
Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 7, 2019 Feb 8, 2019 Pro Wood River Valley Quigley
Feb 7, 2019 Feb 7, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Croy Ck/Colorado Gulch
View Attachment Feb 7, 2019 Feb 7, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Konrad / Goat
Feb 6, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Croy Canyon
Feb 6, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Peak 1 and Peak 2 (Phillips Ck, Soldier Ck)
Feb 6, 2019 - Feb 6, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Pass: Cross, Avalanche
Feb 6, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Butterfield
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 5, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Trail Creek - Morgan Ridge
View Attachment View Attachment Feb 6, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Big North, Baldy Sidecountry
View Attachment View Attachment Feb 5, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 SAC Banner Summit Vanity Creek Summit
Feb 4, 2019 Feb 5, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Baldy OB, Warm Springs
Feb 4, 2019 Feb 4, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Ridge, Walchers
View Attachment View Attachment Feb 3, 2019 Feb 4, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Peak
Feb 3, 2019 Feb 4, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Eagle-Lake Divide
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 3, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 SAC Banner Summit Copper
View Attachment View Attachment Feb 2, 2019 Feb 2, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Spring Creek
View Attachment Feb 2, 2019 Feb 2, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Soldier Cat Ski Area by the Yurt
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Feb 1, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 SAC Soldier Mountains Salt Bowns Rd - Five Points Creek
View Attachment View Attachment Feb 1, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains South of McDonald Peak
Jan 31, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Eagle Creek
View Attachment Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus
View Attachment Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Clear Creek
View Attachment Jan 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019 Pro Wood River Valley Lake Creek
Jan 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Bench Lakes
Jan 27, 2019 Jan 28, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Baldy OB 000 chute
View Attachment Jan 28, 2019 Jan 28, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Lake Creek
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains glassing Ketchum-Sawtooth overlook and from top of Baldy
Jan 26, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Silver Ck, Snow Ck from Baker Ck parking lot
Jan 26, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Baker Creek Headwaters
View Attachment Jan 26, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Skillern, Pinyon, Snowslide
View Attachment View Attachment Jan 26, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Prairie Peak
View Attachment Jan 25, 2019 Jan 25, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Beaver Creek
View Attachment Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Baldy OB - Warm Springs
View Attachment Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Indian Creek
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Butterfield
View Attachment Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Head of Parker Gulch in Elkhorn
View Attachment Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Pass: Punchbowl area
View Attachment Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Pass
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 22, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 SAC Soldier Mountains Peak 2
View Attachment Jan 21, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Della
Jan 21, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Hailey
View Attachment Jan 22, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Pass
View Attachment Jan 21, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 Public other Littlewood Drainage
View Attachment Jan 21, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Della
View Attachment Jan 21, 2019 Jan 21, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Right behind galena ski patrol yurt
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019 Jan 21, 2019 Public Sawtooth Mountains Iron Creek/9445
Jan 21, 2019 Jan 21, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains N. Fork Soldier Creek
View Attachment Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019 Jan 21, 2019 Pro other Hyndman Creek
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 21, 2019 Jan 21, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Glassing from Alturas to Stanley to Copper
Jan 20, 2019 Jan 21, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Frenchmans
View Attachment View Attachment Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Crooked Creek
Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Warm Springs Ck - Baldy OB north side
Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Salmon Headwaters
View Attachment Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Indian Creek
View Attachment Jan 18, 2019 Jan 20, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Wells Summit
Jan 19, 2019 Jan 19, 2019 SAC Banner Summit Cape Horn Ck to Cape Horn/Fir divide
Jan 19, 2019 Jan 19, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Spring/Cherry Creek Divide
View Attachment View Attachment Jan 18, 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Soldier Cat Ski Area
View Attachment Jan 18, 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Durrance
View Attachment Jan 18, 2019 Jan 18, 2019 SAC Banner Summit Copper Mountain
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 17, 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Public Banner Summit Copper
View Attachment Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Soldier Cat Ski Area
View Attachment Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Peak 1 and Peak 2 - Soldier Mountains
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains East Fork Baker - Fox Peak
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019 Public Wood River Valley Della
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 14, 2019 Jan 14, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Between Frenchmans/Headwaters
View Attachment Jan 14, 2019 Jan 14, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Paradise, Pinyon
Jan 13, 2019 Jan 14, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Pole Cr/Twin Cr Divide
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 12, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Mushroom Ridge and Gladiator
View Attachment Jan 12, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Imogene
View Attachment View Attachment Jan 11, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Butterfield
View Attachment Jan 12, 2019 Jan 12, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Snowslide, Elk Creek, Pinyon
View Attachment View Attachment Jan 11, 2019 Jan 12, 2019 Public Banner Summit Just inside the Hwy 21 Avy Canyon
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 SAC Wood River Valley Warm Springs Ck - Baldy OB north side
View Attachment Jan 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Northern end of Sawtooths
Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 10, 2019 Jan 10, 2019 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Newmans CR. Butterfield
View Attachment View Attachment Jan 9, 2019 Jan 9, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Baker Ck (Baker-Brodie divide)
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 8, 2019 Jan 8, 2019 SAC Soldier Mountains Soldier Creek, Soldier Cat Ski Terrain
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 8, 2019 Jan 8, 2019 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Glassing from Stanley to Beaver Creek
View Attachment Jan 7, 2019 Jan 7, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Summit: Cross OFF DUTY
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 7, 2019 Jan 7, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Roadside Obs from Hailey to Galena Pass
Jan 7, 2019 Jan 7, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Soldier Creek Drainage
View Attachment View Attachment Jan 7, 2019 Jan 7, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Just before and after Soldier Mountain Ski Area
Jan 7, 2019 Jan 7, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Soldier Mountain Plot at 8,000'
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 6, 2019 Jan 7, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Baker Creek
Jan 5, 2019 Jan 5, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Butterfield
Jan 4, 2019 Jan 4, 2019 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Twin Bowls
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 4, 2019 - Jan 4, 2019 Jan 4, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Pass
View Attachment Jan 2, 2019 Jan 3, 2019 Public Soldier Mountains Soldier Cat Ski Area, Elk Point
View Attachment Jan 1, 2019 Jan 3, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Ridge
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 1, 2019 - Jan 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2019 Pro Mores Creek 12-Mile Creek Drainage - Freeman Peak
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Jan 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2019 SAC Soldier Mountains Near Lower Soldier Weather Station
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 SAC Glassing en route to powder skiing
Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Ridge
Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Public Sawtooth Mountains Marshall
View Attachment Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Beaver Creek
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 SAC Sawtooth Mountains South of McDonald Peak
View Attachment Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Pinyon, Paradise, Snowslide
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 29, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Pro Mores Creek Mores Creek and Summit Creek Drainages
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 30, 2018 Dec 30, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Ridge
Dec 29, 2018 Dec 30, 2018 Public Wood River Valley White Clouds Golf Course
Dec 29, 2018 Dec 29, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Vienna Mine
View Attachment Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018 Dec 29, 2018 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains East Fork Baker
View Attachment Dec 28, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Williams Peak East Shoulder
View Attachment Dec 28, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains South Fork Boise, Snowslide, Pinyon
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 27, 2018 Dec 27, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Horton Peak area
View Attachment Dec 26, 2018 Dec 26, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Peak - West Arm
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 26, 2018 Dec 26, 2018 SAC Wood River Valley Warm Springs Ck - Baldy OB north side
View Attachment Dec 26, 2018 Dec 26, 2018 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Paradise, Skillern
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 25, 2018 Dec 25, 2018 SAC Wood River Valley Dollarhide - Shaw Mountain
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 23, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018 Dec 25, 2018 Pro Mores Creek Mores and Summit creeks
Dec 24, 2018 Dec 25, 2018 Public Sawtooth Mountains Copper Mountain
Dec 24, 2018 Dec 24, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Baker Creek
Dec 23, 2018 Dec 23, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Frenchmans
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 23, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Goat Peak
View Attachment Dec 22, 2018 Dec 22, 2018 Public Banner Summit South East slope 8500'
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 22, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Mushroom Ridge
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 22, 2018 Dec 22, 2018 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Pacer, Paradise
Dec 21, 2018 Dec 22, 2018 Public Wood River Valley Between Owl and Prairie Creek Drainages - Unknown peak name
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 21, 2018 Dec 21, 2018 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Copper Mountain
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 20, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 SAC Soldier Mountains Couch Summit/Salt Bowns Creeks
View Attachment Dec 20, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Avalanche Pk
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 19, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Peak
View Attachment Dec 19, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Pass, Tweener on cross
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 19, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains glassing Ketchum-Galena Summit
Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Bigwood Drainige, Tweener Ridge
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 18, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Ridge
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Summit - North Side
View Attachment Dec 17, 2018 Dec 17, 2018 SAC Banner Summit Copper Mountain
Dec 16, 2018 Dec 17, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Mushroom Ridge
Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 Public Sawtooth Mountains Titus Ridge
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Beaver Creek
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 14, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Baker Creek
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 SAC Sawtooth Mountains The "X", north of Meadow Bowl
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 13, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Copper Mountain
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 13, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 SAC other Glassing - Ketchum to Banner
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena pass south side
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Peak
View Attachment Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Pass
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 11, 2018 Dec 11, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Smiley Creek - Upper Vienna weather station
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 11, 2018 SAC Wood River Valley Warm Springs Ck - Baldy OB
View Attachment View Attachment Dec 9, 2018 Dec 10, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena Peak
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 Dec 7, 2018 SAC Soldier Mountains Miller Ridge, N. Fork Soldier Creek
Dec 5, 2018 Dec 5, 2018 Public Banner Summit Copper
Dec 3, 2018 Dec 5, 2018 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Marshall
Dec 2, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Galena pass area
View Attachment Dec 2, 2018 Dec 2, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Humble Pie
View Attachment Dec 2, 2018 Dec 2, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Ridge
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Dec 1, 2018 Dec 1, 2018 Public Wood River Valley Big Basin
View Attachment Dec 1, 2018 Dec 1, 2018 Public other Back of cross
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Nov 30, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Public Banner Summit Copper Proper
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Nov 29, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 SAC other 4th of July Creek
View Attachment View Attachment Nov 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 Public Mores Creek Pilot Peak
Nov 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 SAC Sawtooth Mountains East shoulder Williams
Nov 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 Public Wood River Valley East fork of Big Wood
View Attachment Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018 Public Sawtooth Mountains Titus ridge
View Attachment View Attachment Nov 25, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains Beaver Creek
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Nov 24, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Public Banner Summit Copper Mountain Area
View Attachment Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Pro Smoky & Boulder Mountains Titus Ridgeline
View Attachment View Attachment Nov 24, 2018 Nov 24, 2018 SAC Sawtooth Mountains Road obs from Stanley and Redfish
View Attachment View Attachment Nov 24, 2018 Nov 24, 2018 Public Smoky & Boulder Mountains The Cross, West side
View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment View Attachment Nov 21, 2018 Nov 24, 2018 SAC Smoky & Boulder Mountains glassing Ketchum-Stanley

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