Backcountry travelers learn ins and outs of avalanche safety

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Backcountry travelers learn ins and outs of avalanche safety

Risk is high, Friends of San Juans offers free clinics as avalanche risk rises
Participants in a Friends of San Juans avalanche awareness clinic watch instructors play out a rescue scenario.
Students learned how to use an avalanche beacon during a free course on Lizard Head Pass.
Safe travel routes are explained during an avalanche awareness clinic on Lizard Head Pass in December.
John Strand shows how to use an inclinometer to determine slope angle.
Instructor John Strand, of Friends of the San Juans, demonstrates how to use an avalanche probe.
Avalanche risk is increasing in the San Juan Mountains. Skiing in low-angle terrain avoids potential slide areas.

Backcountry travelers learn ins and outs of avalanche safety

Participants in a Friends of San Juans avalanche awareness clinic watch instructors play out a rescue scenario.
Students learned how to use an avalanche beacon during a free course on Lizard Head Pass.
Safe travel routes are explained during an avalanche awareness clinic on Lizard Head Pass in December.
John Strand shows how to use an inclinometer to determine slope angle.
Instructor John Strand, of Friends of the San Juans, demonstrates how to use an avalanche probe.
Avalanche risk is increasing in the San Juan Mountains. Skiing in low-angle terrain avoids potential slide areas.
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