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3 killed in avalanches in SW Montana

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Default 3 killed in avalanches in SW Montana

Just this past weekend there were 3 deaths in SW Montana. Seems like in each case, there was a factor that contributed, that could have been avioded. Batteries, not having beacon on, splitting up. Be careful out there!
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I was all hyped to ride out west this year. I've since decided I can't partly because of work, partly because of money, partly because of the avalanches. Being a flatlander and never ridden out west it's scary to hear of all the avalanches.
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Common sense goes a long way Mud. Snowpack has stabilized quite a bit since last weekend, but dangerous areas still exist. We'll see what this next round of storms does to conditions, right now I'm being told it's mainly hero snow everywhere except in the trees and shade.
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