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Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center reports that there were numerous slides yesterday brought on by the new, wet snow received over the weekend.  Among those slides were a sizable one on near Gun Site Notch and Mile Long Couloir, another near the top of Fourpines, an appreciable slide just off the knoll of Fourpines, and yet another at Broken Branch.  All of these slides were observed and did not involve any individuals being caught in them.  Avalanche forecasters continue to caution that the general avalanche hazard is expected to remain considerable today. Consequently, backcountry travelers are advised to be very conservative in their activities as they could trigger dense wind slabs with depths of one to three feet in steep, wind-loaded avalanche starting zones.

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