Very true - the avalanche danger at Magic on Saturday was rated CONSIDERABLE. Mig should have stayed out of the closed area for his own safety and those near him on the hill.

see: www.magicmtn.com



On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Marc Chrusch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Generally there's a reason why some trail or area is closed, and more than likely patrol wouldn't want to have to drag someone out of said closed area.

Just as a PSA - if you duck a closed area ropeline in Utah, you can be arrested. It's a class B misdemeanor, with a fine between $500 - $2000 and possible jail time. The exact punishment will depend on how egregious the offence and how the judge feels about it. Other western areas are just as strict. Avalanche danger and the safety of rescue personnel is taken pretty seriously.

-marc


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