Backcountry Blues

Early season avalanche near Copper Mountain

Early season avalanche near Copper Mountain

Unfortunately, it’s never too early to get caught in a avalanche. A couple of ambitious teens hiked to 13,000′ on Bartlett Peak near Copper Mountain to get some early season turns and set off a major slide. One kid suffered a broken leg but it could have been much worse. For the full Channel 4 story and video go here. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says there were 8 incidents reported to them in October with 10 people being caught. Be careful out there…


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