Please take a minute to read Graham Predeger’s article below his video addressing this winter’s expected increase in backcountry use and how we might be able to make the best of it! The PDF version can be found HERE.
Another worthy read is an article by Outside Online that boils down a very interesting study by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center regarding who is ending up in more accidents with more and more people using the backcountry. HINT- it’s likely not what you thought!
Lastly, if you haven’t heard it, this topic is addressed by NPR in Dec 1st’s Talk of Alaska: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/11/30/is-the-pandemic-pushing-more-people-into-avalanche-zones/