The loss of 45-year-old Whittier Elementary School Principal Craig Kitto due to injuries sustained from an avalanche at Beehive Basin on Valentine’s Day has sent shockwaves throughout the Bozeman community, the region, the nation and the world.
There were ski tracks on the steep stretch of road leading down to the Upper Beehive Basin Trailhead on Sunday, Nov. 4. From there, skin tracks ran from the parking lot up into higher elevations and deeper snow. A Subaru parked in the lot had a bumpersticker summing up the current season with a mixed message.
Checking in with GNFAC
Big Sky got blanketed over the past week, and while it’s deep out there, the good news is the slopes around us are mostly stable and open for backcountry business.