To keep our valued guests in the loop, here is some information on why Heather was closed Thursday, and will likely not be open Friday. Evaluation and Hazard Reduction are continuing.
We expect 100% compliance with our boundary lines as rope ducking will not be toleratED, and could have potentially fatal results.
This debris field was found in the Clark and Heather Drainages Thursday morning during one of our Hazard Reduction Routes, and directly following an artillery mission. The debris was fresh, but is unknown at this time where this avalanche actually originated from. When the weather clears we will have a better opportunity to fully evaluate the continuing avalanche hazard.
On March 10, 2011 we experienced a major avalanche in the Canyon. Here is a link to that original blog post, and another link to the patrol investigation.