January 12, 2010
Avalanche expert Art Judson captured a pair of avalanches on the flank of Sand Mountain during the weekend. The lower of the two is the largest — about 200 feet in width. The upper of the two is a little harder to make out in the thin line of trees closest to the bald peak. Both are hard slab avalanches, Judson said.
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The tenderness of the snowpack in the Routt County backcountry revealed itself during the weekend, with a pair of human-caused avalanches on Rabbit Ears Pass and several more slides in northern Routt County.