With the unfortunate deaths of three skiers on Cowboy Mountain (Stevens Pass) and a snowboarder at Alpental this past Sunday, I feel the need to caution while also reassuring permitted visitors to Scenic Hot Springs. "Avalanche" is an emotional word and I hate to use it in conjunction with the situation on adjoining slopes like Scenic. "Snow-slides" carry less a threatening tone, which I'd like to impart.
|The site of the Tunnel Creek Avalanche. Seventh Heaven access|
is to the top of the image.
|The avalanche chutes from the Wellington disaster.|
|A lack of avalanche-prone chutes on the Scenic slope.|
|The BPA clear-cut. The access road is above to the right side|
of the towers, well above open snow.
|On the access road above the clearcut.|