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New Beacon Checkpoints Installed

December 14, 2011 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County No Comments

Backcountry users can now benefit from some newly installed beacon checkpoints north and south of Teton Pass, and at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  Many of us are vigilant about practicing backcountry safety, but reminders never hurt. So to provide a little extra safety, beacon checkpoints that can test an avalanche beacon’s transmission signal are now located at Teton Pass and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Outerlocal publisher Christian Beckwith conceived the idea after discovering he had forgotten to turn his beacon on during a descent off of Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park last year. Beckwith worked with Outdoor Research, Backcountry Access and officials from the Forest Service and Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center to make the project a reality. He said five additional beacon checkpoints will be installed in other popular backcountry access points including Grand Teton National Park’s Bradley-Taggart trailhead.  Visit Outerlocal’s website for additional information.

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