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Fri, October 29th, 2010 - 7:00AM
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Sat, October 30th, 2010 - 7:00AM
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CNFAIC Staff
Avalanche risk The Bottom Line

Thanks for all your support at the Bear Tooth Fundraiser, it was a great evening. The snow line crept down to sea level last night as clear skies halted additional precip. this morning. A couple inches of new snow fell at the pass elevation of 1000 ft. Wind distributed additional snow above 1000 ft. Drifting snow could measure up to 10 plus inches while CNFAIC Staff areas remain bare.

Avalanche season is upon us. If you find yourself out rocking (stones not rock staring) your skis or board think winter and potential avalanches. Small wind slabs have taken early season adventures for rides if not worse more than once.

Regular advisories will start November 25th or when we get significant snow.

NEW FOR THIS SEASON: if you need gear use the avalinks on our website. If you use the REI, Backcountry.com, or Patagonia links from our web pages a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to the Friends Group. That’s a no brainer, if you purchase from these companies, link from our page!

Here’s to anCNFAIC Staff fantastic winter, CS

Fri, October 29th, 2010
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Travel Advice Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding, and conservative decision-making essential. Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended. Extraordinarily dangerous avalanche conditions. Avoid all avalanche terrain.
Likelihood of Avalanches Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely. Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely. Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.
Avalanche Size and Distribution Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain. Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas. Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas. Large avalanches in many areas; or very large avalanches in specific areas. Very large avalanches in many areas.
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