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Jan 23, 2013
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So my friend is pretty set on getting up some wasatch range peaks this winter, what peaks would you suggest as a good SAFE place to start? We of course are going to take an avalanche course, but i'd really like to get a feel for it before i start investing in all avalanche gear. Is this logical, or is everyone mid face-palm? If there is a relative link please post it here.
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Daniel S Parker
From Sandy Utah
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Jan 24, 2013
Andrew Gram
Grandeur, Olympus, Little Black Mountain, and other foothills peaks are pretty safe in winter - though it should be noted someone got caught in a slide on Antelope Island in that big weird storm a few weeks ago.

Don't even think about going up high peaks like the Pfeifferhorn without the ability to make avalanche decisions for yourself.
Andrew Gram
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Jan 24, 2013
Second ascent.
Thanks Andrew! Daniel S Parker
From Sandy Utah
Joined Dec 13, 2011
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Jan 25, 2013
Andrew Gram
Note that not even Grandeur/Olympus are safe right now with the weird snowpack. I imagine we'll see wet slide activity on the foothills peaks today. Andrew Gram
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