It was a snowy morning. Here are some of our motley crew.
Those red parkas sure look bright against the snow!
There was an avalanche dog and handler from Fort Collins along. We buried
Frank Davis and Tim (a Diamond Peaks Nordic Patroller) in snow caves and
let the dog search for them.
Here the dog is searching for the simulated "avalanche victims."
Here the dog is zeroing in on Frank's location.
A close up of "Zephyr" the dog.
Tim and Frank after being "saved."
One aspect of evaluating avalanche safety is doing a detailed examination
of the snowpack. That usually means digging snow pits.
Here a patroller is examining layers in a snow pit. This was taken on a sunny day near Libby Creek, in the Medicine Bow Mountains of Wyoming.