What mud season?

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — While many locals are getting out the bikes, rafts and skateboards, backcountry enthusiasts are coming upon the prime of their season. The deep snowpack has been stable this spring, keeping avalanche risk low and the stoke high. Avalanche forecaster Spencer Logan, with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, has been forecasting avalanche conditions for the past 12 years or so. He says many years, under similar conditions, the snowpack is not nearly as stable as it is this year.“Some years, we end up with weak layers that are causing big avalanches into April, and that just didn’t happen …

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