Visitors Triggered An Avalanche in Rocky Mountain National Park
Talk about a bad hiking day.
This weekend, in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported that there was a high volume of people who underestimated the heightened avalanche conditions and triggered "several" avalanches in steep terrain.
A representative from Rocky Mountain National Park said:
"It is important for those who recreate in the back country to be knowledgeable concerning safe travel in avalanche terrain. These users should also practice good situational awareness and decision making and be aware there may be other users above or below them."
In the press release, RMNP also warned visitors agains overhanging cornices, as well as unsupportable snow where you might sink past your ankles.
To read more about this and check out avalanche forcasts, head here.