Gallery of Scotch Bonnet Mountain avalanche site on Dec. 27, 2021

Photos of the Dec. 27, 2021, avalanche site on southeast face of Scotch Bonnet Mountain, just north of Yellowstone National Park in south-central Montana.

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A photo of the scene Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, where two Stearns County (Minn.) snowmobilers were caught and killed in an avalanche on Scotch Bonnet Mountain in south-central Montana. The avalanche broke 5 feet deep and approximately 300 feet wide on a southeast-facing slope. Members of Park County Sheriff Search and Rescue arrived to assist with rescue and recovery efforts. Photo courtesy of B. Zavora, Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
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Park County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team member Ian Hoyer stands next to the crown where county officials dug a snowpit and investigated the snow structure. The crown averaged 4-5 feet deep. Near his right knee is the layer of weak faceted snow that broke 40 cm above the ground. Above this layer was a thick slab of windblown snow. Photo courtesy of Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
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This is the avalanche site where the two snowmobilers from Stearns County, Minnesota, were recovered on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. They were buried 4-5 feet deep in debris piles that measured 9 feet deep. Photo courtesy of Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
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A sled was recovered uphill of the two avalanche victims in the same area it was stuck on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2021. The sled was found with a probe line and is buried 3-4 feet deep. The avalanche crown can be seen in the upper slopes above them. Photo courtesy of Gallatin National Forest Avalance Center
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This is the avalanche site where the two snowmobilers from Stearns County, Minnesota, were recovered on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. They were buried 4-5 feet deep in debris piles that measured 9 feet deep. Photo courtesy of Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Gallery of Scotch Bonnet Mountain avalanche site on Dec. 27, 2021
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