SAFETY

Backpacker - - CHEAT SHEET -

Avoid avy ter­rain. Scope for dan­ger at avalanche.org and in lo­cal avalanche bul­letins and trip reports. Check re­cent weather on­line and look for freeze-thaw cy­cles, which leave trails and slopes icy. (For in-depth snow safety info, check out SKI mag­a­zine’s Back­coun­try Pro­to­cols course at aimad­ven­tureu.com/cour­ses/back­coun­try-pro­to­cols.)

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