Sunday, January 16, 2005
BEWARE OF AVALANCHES!
I just don't get it. I live in Utah for now, and at least the 7th person has died in an avalanche this year. Hey all you backcountry riders...FIGURE IT OUT! Is it worth the few sweet turns in the fresh powder? How many more greedy, stupid people are going to die this year in avalanches? I don't mean to be totally insensitive but I need to prove a point. You have to be pretty stupid to go out into the backcountry after 2 weeks of over 5 feet fresh snowfall. They have been warning people, they have signs at the resorts. You are basically asking for it. Obviously it doesn't matter how prepared you are for it because the freshest body that was dug up today just finished a course in avalanche awareness. He was on the search and rescue team in his hometown. I want to feel bad for them but they are making it more difficult than I would like. Don't just be careful, stay away if you want to live.