Spring hazards

Spring thaw

We live in Montana, Livingston to be exact, about 4,000 feet high. Also, just about 50 miles from the Yellowstone Park.

The Yellowstone River cuts right thru our valley has it descends from the snow capped mountains in Yellowstone. It use to be. “back in the day”, that Livingston itself would some times flood, that is until a high bank was build along the river between that and the town… but, several miles south of town there is the possibility of flooding during the thaw after lots of snow…..

“It may seem counter-intuitive to have to think about bears and avalanche at the same time while exploring the outdoors, but that’s the beauty of adventuring in the Canadian Rockies in spring. Snow can linger in the mountains late into the spring and early summer, but when it’s warm and sunny out, and everything is starting to melt, it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security: summer is on its way, so we can forget about winter safety hazards, right? Unfortunately, no.”