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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Avalanche advisory: Two weak layers to consider

WINTER SPORTS -- The region's mountain snowpack is stabilizing, but snow-goers must be aware of a couple of weak layers, says Kevin Davis in the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center weekly avalanche advisory issued this morning. Of the two layers of surface hoar, one has been...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

This sunrise view greeted backcountry skiers in the Caribou Lake area of the Idaho Selkirk Mountains on Feb. 3, 2012. (Alison Boggs)

Avalanche advisory: snowpack has weak layers

WINTER SPORTS -- Storms helped the region's mountains catch up on precipitation in the past two weeks -- as you can see from powder piled deep in this Selkirk Mountains sunrise photo iPhoned to me this morning by backcountry skier Alison Boggs. But the snowpack...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012


Avalanche advisory: where to go, what to avoid

WINTER SPORTS -- Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center technicians found great riding and sliding conditions in the mountains during their Thursday survey, but they also found areas to avoid, according to the report posted this morning. The snow was lighter on top and firmer down toward...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

Following snow covered Forest Service roads snowmobilers gain elevation and access to outstanding off-trail powder, terrain, snow bowls, and scenery. (Craig Hill)

Avalanche advisory: Big transition expected 

WINTER SPORTS -- The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center has offered suggestions for winter backcountry travelers in its weekly advisory posted today. Overall, conditions are fairly safe -- for now! "Be cautious near ridgelines and where wind deposited snow is deeper and possibly firmer overlying a...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011


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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011


How to kill big-game with a snowmobile

WINTER SPORTS -- I wish I could say it's uncommon for people to chase wildlife on motor vehicles, but it's not. I've seen it often, and heard about it more often. And some people, such as the snowmobiler above in Colorado, are bold enough to...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011

REI offers free class in Avalanche Awareness

WINTER SPORTS -- Jon Dodge of Priest Lake Search & Rescue will teach a free introductory course on Avalanche Awareness Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at REI, 1125 N Monroe. Basics he’ll cover include how to interpret avalanche advisories, gear necessary for travelling in...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

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