Avalanche Danger across the West
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obx hiker
(obxcola) - MLife

Locale: Outer Banks of North Carolina
Avalanche Danger across the West on 02/20/2012 20:05:37 MST Print View

Word to the wise: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/sports/skiing/avalanches-and-danger-warnings-on-the-rise-for-thrill-seeking-skiers.html?hp

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Avalanche Danger across the West on 02/20/2012 20:55:57 MST Print View

We lost four up here in the Cascades over the weekend. Competition for The Darwin Award is going to be fierce this year.

Dave Marcus
(Djrez4) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Re: Avalanche Danger across the West on 02/20/2012 23:40:53 MST Print View

Lack of snow early in the season has created a deep, weak layer that is going to be around for the rest of the year. A lot of areas in Colorado haven't dropped below Considerable in 2 months. We have eleven accident reports since the new year and 5 deaths.

I think this one is going to take the Darwin: http://avalanche.state.co.us/acc/acc_report.php?accfm=inv&acc_id=431

Tor Magnus Castberg

Locale: Norway
First person perspective on 02/21/2012 05:54:34 MST Print View

Article is in Norwegian, but you'll probably get the gist of what's happening. (25 seconds of commercial first...)