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Catastrophic Conditions
ON THE AFTERNOON of Feb. 1, seven friends set out on skis from the Opus Hut, a backcountry lodge located high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The sky was blue, the temperatures relatively warm, and a recent series of storms had left a sparkling bla
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Growing Pains
THAT SIGN IS WRONG,” David Simmonds said as we snowshoed past the warning: “Danger Thin Ice.” Out on the frozen lake, a few hundred feet from shore, a layer of slush had formed between the 3 inches of ice below and the inch or so of fresh snow on top
High Country News1 min de lectureSocial Science
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