Tag Archives: backcountry

High Avalanche Danger In The Backcountry

Avalanche conditions are high in areas of the Flat Tops and Routt National Forest near Rabbit Ears Pass. Avalanches may be triggered, especially on steep slopes in these areas. Those planning backcountry excursions over the next few Continue reading

Two Rescues Yesterday In Routt County

Routt County Search and Rescue teams responded to two separate incidents Thursday. Rescuers were called into the Fish Creek Falls Thursday afternoon, to assist the ski patrol with an injured skier. A rescue crew was also called to the Dumont Lake area on Rabbit Ears Pass, to assist a Continue reading

Two Rescued From Backcountry

Two Casper men had to be rescued in Carbon County last month, after their vehicle got stuck in the backcountry. 36-year-old Christopher Hall and 29-year-old Josh Trennell had plenty of supplies and winter survival gear when their Continue reading

Late Snow Could Mean Safer Avalanche Conditions

SNOWPACKColorado avalanche forecasters say mild temperatures this fall could lead to a more stable snowpack later in the winter. In each of the past two winters, the state has experienced early snowfall followed by longer dry spells. That caused a weak base layer in the snowpack that made slopes vulnerable to large, less predictable, Continue reading