Thursday, January 25, 2007
News staff writer
January 20, 2007
The Forest Service will be presenting an Avalanche Awareness Program at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Dog River Coffee Shop, 411 Oak Street in Hood River.
Roland Emetaz of the Northwest Avalanche Center and Jim Thornton of the Forest Service will present a must-see program for skiers, climbers, snowboarders, snowshoers, and others.
Snow avalanche accidents can and do occur at any time. All that is needed for an avalanche to happen is steep terrain, unstable snow structure and something to tip the balance. That may be you.
Find out how terrain, snow cover, weather and human factors all contribute to avalanche danger. Also learn what clues to look for, gear to take, routes to follow and what to do if you or a companion are caught in an avalanche.
This program is free and open to the general public. For more information, please contact the Hood River Ranger District at (541) 352-6002.
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