Caution urged for Colorado backcountry visitors

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is urging mountain visitors to be cautious after up to 40 inches of new snow covered the ground from a series of storms.

An avalanche advisory has been issued for much of the state.

Avalanche center spokesman Brian Lazar says people can be fooled by the new snowpack and said some areas above tree line have a potential for up to 2-foot-thick slab avalanches.


According to the Summit Daily
, even a small avalanche could be nasty because victims could be dragged along the ground where there is a lot of debris and rocks.

——

Information from: Summit Daily News 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s