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March 16, 2012
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Avalanche danger expected to increase through weekend

Backcountry skiers and snowboarders looking to take advantage of the fresh snow falling through the weekend should monitor avalanche conditions carefully.

The Sierra Avalanche Center has issued a warning that avalanche danger is expected to be high through today.

"We're skiing here because it's relatively safe," backcountry snowboarder Blair Mcleod said after a run up Powderhouse off Highway 89 Friday. "We didn't drop the bowl because there's two layers up there that are suspect."

Mcleod and friend Eric Lee O'Brien were prepared for the danger. Both wore beacons and carried probes and shovels. At the top of the run, they …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 16, 2012 09:18PM Published Mar 16, 2012 09:15PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.