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Observations after snowpocalypse II

Posted: January 26th, 2017, 9:11 am
by Kaptain Safe T
Had a good look at SE, S, SW, and W slope aspects yesterday from treeline down. The backcountry opened afternoon and got some heavy use....Not all were prepared for the backcountry unfortunately....The new snowpack is bonding well to the old snow on those aspects and no signs of naturals or skier / rider avalanches were observed.....pits still indicate poor structure below new snow, moderate to good strength and low to no energy...beware of pockets of instability and lots of spatial variability. Avoiding terrain traps and obstacles is key... Hopefully backcountry users will be more prepared in the upcoming days.....3 searches in just hours after the southside opened up....How do we educate the backcountry users not making good decisions?

Re: Observations after snowpocalypse II

Posted: January 26th, 2017, 9:54 am
by maadjurguer
Better outreach and education opportunities geared to 16-24/yr olds is my guess. BTW, what was the age group of those rescued?