Two young men have lost their lives this week to avalanches in Western Montana. These are terrible losses to the community, not to mention their families.
Glacier releases details on avalanche that killed backcountry snowboarder Wright
Video from the GNP avalanche site - http://www.greatfallstribune.com/assets/wmv/G115496842.WMV
From the Missoula Avalanche center avy report: "The accident at Missoula Lake happened Saturday on a sunny day prior to the current storm cycle and involved the buried surface hoar layer we have been describing for several weeks. Lookout and Lolo Pass SNOTEL sites recorded about an inch to an 1.5 inches of SWE respectively and just a few inches of new snow. The weight of the water is what we are concerned about. As far as the area around Hoodoo, which is about 6 miles south of the accident site, 3.7 inches of SWE is HUGE."