Learning to be a safe backcountry weekend warrior

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Learning to be a safe backcountry weekend warrior

Avalanche education creates culture of awareness
Aaron Ball of the American Avalanche Institute of Research and Education introduced basic avalanche mechanics to an audience at the Powerhouse Science Center Tuesday night in Durango. It was part of the Friends of the San Juans avalanche awareness programs that will continue throughout the winter.
Backcountry skiers such as Eric Barnett know Colorado and areas such as the Gnar Couilar near Silverton have a complicated snowpack, and organizations such as Friends of the San Juans hope to initiate community discussions and highlight the responsibility of save travel in the backcountry.

Learning to be a safe backcountry weekend warrior

Aaron Ball of the American Avalanche Institute of Research and Education introduced basic avalanche mechanics to an audience at the Powerhouse Science Center Tuesday night in Durango. It was part of the Friends of the San Juans avalanche awareness programs that will continue throughout the winter.
Backcountry skiers such as Eric Barnett know Colorado and areas such as the Gnar Couilar near Silverton have a complicated snowpack, and organizations such as Friends of the San Juans hope to initiate community discussions and highlight the responsibility of save travel in the backcountry.
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