If you're gonna explore the backcountry today, be prepared! The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is issuing a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the Southern Madison and Southern Gallatin Ranges and the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone. The avalanche danger is HIGH today on all slopes. Details here:

Per the GNFAC:

Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the Southern Madison and Southern Gallatin Ranges and the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone. About one foot of new snow rests on an extremely weak layer of faceted snow crystals. Today the avalanche danger is HIGH on all slopes. Areas of unstable snow exist. Natural and human triggered avalanches are very likely. Avalanche terrain including avalanche runout zones should be avoided.

This warning will either be terminated or updated by 6:00 AM on January, 12, 2013.

 

For more info on current mountain weather, visit mtavalanche.com.