Avalanche Training at Stevens Pass. Photos by Richard LeMeieux
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Various photos submitted by Richard LeMeieux
Shepherds on the beach. (28K) Looks
like Rocky, Jake, Skadi, Molly, Shocka, Tristan and Shasta.
Bruce departs with the brains of the
Richard/Shasta team (48K) during water training.
Shasta posing (64K)
Rendezvous at the SnoCat (28K)
during Winter, 1998 avalanche training.
Avalanche/Helo Training, Pierce County, February 1998
Richard LeMeieux vectors in the
Helo crew rehearses
hover loading (36K)
Poul snaps Shocka into her
(56K), getting ready for a lift.
Teams load safely at
Nice shot of Pierce
taking off. (25K)
Avalanche Training at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, February
Poul and Dan P. dig out the subject
(28K) while Bruce rewards Molly
Another ambitious hole (24K) dug by
Bruce. Note that the snow surface is well over the top of his head. This
deep of a burial requires extra shovelers for safety reasons.
Poul helps the subject out of the hole
(49K) while Dan P. watches Molly get rewarded.
Bruce and Molly (50K)
satisfying each other's need for a game of tug.
Helicopter Training, January 1997
Carrie (37K) sometimes disagree on who's in charge.
Cooper and Skadi keep an eye on Faith and Beth (53K) as they
wait for their helicopter.
Shocka and Poul and
and Bruce safely exit the helicopter (30K)
Avalanche Demo/Training, Snoqualmie Summit, January 1997
Molly has a find (22K). Note
the vegetation used in the burial as a distraction.
Tristan (32K), waits for his
human partners to excavate his find. Lazy or smart? You make the call!
Aiko rewards Tristan
Snowmobile Safety Training, Government Meadows, January 2001
Loading at the Parking Lot (97K), GSSD members ready equipment for a two day exercise.
Off on an Area Familiarization Ride (110K), the long line halts as riders encounter obstacles.
A Quick Stop Before Moving On (78K), riders practice snowmobile safety.
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