Dateline: Cooke City!  A Minnesota man's survived a recent avalanche while snowmobiling in Montana's back country, & government forecasters have now posted the details to serve as a cautionary tale. In fact, the avalanche safety specialists report the sheer number of skiers & snowmobilers visiting our backcountry areas is surging after the pandemic. Climate change has further complicated safety efforts, with 4 people dead this year in snow slides in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado & California. On a positive note, better forecasting coupled with more people educating themselves about the dangers in the mountains, the U.S. avalanche death rate has stayed, more or less, somewhat constant in recent years. Have fun, but be informed,

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