Beware Avalanches After Cascades Storm, Experts Warn

This week's snowfall means danger will rise on Thursday.
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An avalanche on Mt. Rainier

An avalanche on Mt. Rainier

Experts are warning backcountry travelers to be very careful of avalanches at the end of this week, as recent snowfall in the Cascades has upped the risk of dangerous slides. Guides and rescue teams advise people to check the avalanche forecast before venturing out and to carry rescue gear--and know how to use it.