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GNF Avalanche Danger Decreases

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As we experience warmer temperatures, avalanche conditions in the backcountry are decreasing.

Currently, avalanche danger is rated considerable through the Gallatin National Forest.

Avalanche expert, Eric Knoff said weak layers of snow are getting buried in the snowpack.

While this makes avalanches harder to trigger, he adds conditions can change quickly.

"We still have a poor structure in the snow pack. We have a slab sitting over a well developed weak layer," said Knoff. "It's going to make avalanches a little harder to trigger, but it's not going to fix the problem entirely."

Knoff said when avalanche experts were out on Thursday, they triggered an avalanche above the Dogleg Chute north of Bridger Bowl.

Knoff wants to remind everyone traveling in the backcountry this weekend to carry rescue gear and always bring a partner.

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