THIS AVALANCHE ADVISORY EXPIRED ON November 18, 2017 @ 11:58 am
Avalanche Advisory published on November 17, 2017 @ 11:58 am
Issued by Ben Bernall - Kootenai National Forest

Kootenai

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Kootenai Avalanche advisorie will begin December 1st, 2017.  We are transitioning our forecast location to the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center. This will cover the East and West Cabinets and the Purcell Range of the Yaak.  The Ten Lakes area east of Eureka will be covered by the Flathead Avalanche Center @ http://www.flatheadavalanche.org/

For questions regarding these changes please contact Ben Bernall @ bbernall@fs.fed.us or call 295-4693.

 

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Kootenai Avalanche advisorie will begin December 1st, 2017.  We are transitioning our forecast location to the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center. This will cover the East and West Cabinets and the Purcell Range of the Yaak.  The Ten Lakes area east of Eureka will be covered by the Flathead Avalanche Center @ http://www.flatheadavalanche.org/

For questions regarding these changes please contact Ben Bernall @ bbernall@fs.fed.us or call 295-4693.

 

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Avalanche conditions change for better or worse continually. Backcountry travelers should be prepared to assess current conditions for themselves, plan their routes of travel accordingly, and never travel alone. Backcountry travelers can reduce their exposure to avalanche hazards by utilizing timbered trails and ridge routes and by avoiding open and exposed terrain with slope angles of 30 degrees or more. Backcountry travelers should carry the necessary avalanche rescue equipment such as a shovel, avalanche probe or probe ski poles, a rescue beacon and a well-equipped first aid kit.  For a recorded version of the Avalanche Advisory call (208)765-7323.