SNAPPED: TCSAR uses sunny day for training

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Search and Rescue crews took advantage of the clear skies yesterday to do short-haul training, according to a Facebook post by the team.

“Our team reported seeing a lot of slide activity left over from the last storm cycle. They took to the air with Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers to test out a 250-foot short-haul rope,” said the post.

TCSAR practiced short-haul techniques with Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers. Photo: Chris Leigh // @speedbirdsar82

Search and Rescue also reminded backcountry users to check the avalanche forecast before heading out to make mindful decisions.

According to Bridger Teton Avalanche Center, while avalanche danger has now decreased to moderate and mid and upper elevations, heightened avalanche conditions exist today in steep terrain where there a persistent layer of weak snow can be found near the ground. It remains possible for the weight of a skier or rider to trigger a deep slab avalanche, possibly from a distance or from below, in places where this layer exists. While triggering this type of avalanche is trending towards unlikely, the consequences of being caught would be dire.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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