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    Default CDT: explosion risk - beware

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/colorado-...tion-mountains
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    As snow melts and hikers take to the mountains across Colorado, officials are warning to watch where you step.

    A record avalanche season across the state this winter resulted in the state's Department of Transportation deploying over 1,500 explosives statewide. Of those shot at avalanche paths, 22 failed to explode and were recorded as duds.
    "There's a chance someone could come upon an unexploded ordnance," CDOT spokeswoman Tracy Trulove told FOX31. "Our team is tracking where those unexploded ordnances are, but you may come upon them before we do."
    Trulove said the unexploded ordinance looks like small torpedoes that are brightly colored, either yellow, blue or orange.
    "It's probably something that shouldn't be in nature," she told FOX31.
    State officials said that avalanche mitigation work needed to be performed in areas for the first time in decades due to all the snowfall the region received this winter. That includes hiking trails on both sides of the Continental Divide.

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    Avalanche debris fields have taken out trails in places. Early summer hikers are likely to find places where trails are simply gone.

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    No worries, it happens every big snow year.

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    I'd like to find some on trail on July 4th.

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    For a moment I was worried my Costco Down Throws were going to send down plumes everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time Zone View Post
    For a moment I was worried my Costco Down Throws were going to send down plumes everywhere.
    What a pleasant avalanche that would be!

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    ULA backpack owners who try to cram too much stuff into their CDT models also must beware the explosion risk.
    Life Member: ATC, ALDHA, Superior Hiking Trail Association

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