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Fri., Feb. 15, 2013, 9:18 a.m.

Avalanche forecast: Slopes stable, but watch for changes

WINTER SPORTS -- Backcountry snowgoers have been finding great conditions here and there, an reasonably safe slopes.

"Look for sheltered areas to have the lightest surface snow," says Kevin Davis in today's avalanche conditions report from the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

"Exposed slopes were firm from wind and sun.  Some shears in the upper 1-2 feet of pack but nothing pulling out with energy that concerned us.  You will want to be concerned when the new snow comes in, possibly wet, heavy, and windloaded.  Bad combo.  Know your lee aspects."




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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