Avalanche -- photo of an avalanche with substantial snow cloud
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The Stevens Pass Avalanche

The participants in the horror heard avalanche reports and the that avalanche risk was high and the riders also disregarded internal warnings caught up in the group dynamics. I am not chastising any of them for the disaster of the day it is easy for one to do that, but how often do we find ourselves caught up in the strong currents of the group we are with? That is why, youngsters are always warned about hanging with the “bad crowd”, hang with a good crowd and you get in trouble for jaywalking, get in trouble with the bad crowd and you find yourself up on charges. They knew there was risk and chose to take it on. […]