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By Chris Blatter
Lou and all, here are some avalanche images from down here in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado. The first image was taken 4PM Saturday 1/28 from CR#35 below McMillan Pass looking west up Prospect Basin. My pals skinning with me saw it run but alas I was breaking trail and saw/photographed it two minutes later. Good example of a smaller “pocket” avalanche that could catch you if you weren’t paying attention to route finding.
The third image, below, was taken 2 PM Sunday. This one slid sometime late afternoon Sat or Sun AM. Looking towards the East aspect of Red Mountain.