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By Andi Bourne

Blackfoot Challenge Outreach Series Timely Reminder for Avalanche Awareness


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Avalanche Instructor Steve Thompson demonstrating how to use a transceiver to the Seeley Lake Elementary eighth grade class.

SEELEY LAKE - In the wake of the Swede Creek Avalanche fatality that occurred Jan. 23 in the Whitefish Mountain Range in the Flathead National Forest, the Avalanche Awareness class taught to area junior high students was a timely reminder of the dangers in the backcountry. Avalanche instructor and Seeley Lake resident Steve Thompson taught the class at schools in Potomac, Lincoln and Seeley Lake. It is a part of a monthly outreach series to schools in the Blackfoot/Clearwater watershed funded by the Blackfoot Challenge (Challenge) and organized by Challenge board member and Seeley Lake Elem...

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