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Flash Floods

A flash flood is one that rises and falls rapidly with little or no advance warning. Flash Flooding occurs when the ground becomes saturated with water that has fallen too quickly to be absorbed. Ice jams on rivers can be in a winter or spring thaw, a dam can give way, or heavy rains and thunderstorms can …

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Climbing Safety

10 Tips for Safe Climbing 1. Always Check Harnesses After you’ve geared up, always check that both the climber’s and belayer’s harness buckles are doubled back. 2. Always Check Knots Before you start climbing, always double check that leader’s tie-in knot (usually a Figure-8 Follow-Through) is tied right and finished with a backup knot. Also …

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Bear Safety

Do not cook or store food in or near your shelter. Hang food and anything with strong odors (toothpaste, bug repellent, soap, etc.) out of the reach of bears, if possible (at least ten feet above the ground and five feet from the tree trunk). Avoid taking odorous foods (they attract bears) and keep food smells off …

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