Crossing Snow – Ice Axe Self-Arrest –

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It’s very common for spring and summer hikers to encounter snowfields before they have a chance to melt, especially in higher elevations.

Knowing how to cross them safely will be the difference between having a successful adventure and either risking a terrible fall or turning around to head back home early.

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The Loch, RMNP

Originally posted on Pursuit of Life:
The Loch Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park is a  relatively easy 5.9 out and back starting from the Glacier Gorge Trail-head in the Bear Lake area. Rising gradually overall, but steadily here and there, most of the trail is fairly easy at a leisurely pace. Only near the…

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