Thanks to Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Center and the good people at Outdoor Research for posting this quick reminder of 5 simple red flags to look for in potentially unstable snow:

-Recent Avalanche Activity

-Crackling and Collapsing Sounds (WHUMPH)

-Strong Winds

-Heavy Snowfall

-Rapidly Rising Temps

…Make sure to learn more about avalanche safety by taking a local awareness or AIARE class, and check out the UAC’s free Know Before You Go online program HERE:

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