Just back to Cooke, following a 2-day trip to Bozeman. Beartooth Powder Guides went down for a Professional Development Seminar for Avalanche Professionals, hosted by the GNFAC. Lot's of interesting topics, including Eric's study of the KPST (cross-slope propagation saw test), and Karl's research into the how fractures propagate through slabs. ie: sometimes through very thin ice crusts, or how disturbing a bit of 4F powder above a slab can result in a fracture arresting.. (Always great to listen to and learn from Karl. He is a remarkably visionary snow scientist, and as down to earth as they come.)
And of course, there was the obligatory bit of exploring and couloir skiing. :)
Great to get out with the Vandenbos brothers. They crush, in good (and unique) style.