Saturday, February 25, 2012

avy danger

Saturday February 25, 2012

Today, I skied in Canyon Creek. We found some of the worst new snow instability I have ever seen. Twice we kicked off small avalanches that could have buried someone. These were not large, but we were in highly treed areas and low 30 degree pitches. It something like this were to step down to deeper layers of instability, it could be catastrophic. I do not feel like I am one to be too conservative or worried, and I have never sent anything out like this before. But February has been a bad month for avalanches, and quite frankly I am nervous.

Therefore I am advising extreme caution. Personally, I am going no where near the backcountry for the next few days.

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