La Plata County Search and Rescue

Durango, Colorado


  • This Sunday, 7am to noon @laplatacountyfairgrounds 
Join us for all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, OJ, coffee and a killer silent auction 😎 See you soon 🌞🍳πŸ₯žπŸŠπŸ™Œ
  • Sneak peek at a few items in the Silent Auction from our generous local merchants 😎
  • Sunday, Feb 5th | 7am to noon 
La Plata Co Fairgrounds 
2500 Main Ave 
Come taste the milk of human kindness and support Search & Rescue! Durango's tower of strength and heart of gold. All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, eggs, coffee, and juice! Come to our breakfast and we’ll come to your rescue! All ages are welcome! 

Entry Cost: $10 Adults, $6 Children (7-12), Under 6 FREE 
 
A huge thanks to all the contributions from our local businesses who contributed to our Silent Auction and hopefully, you will be the lucky winner! 

@gardenswartz_sportinggoods 
@glacierclub 
@louisaselectronics 
@rockymountain.chocolatefactory 
@scenic_aperture 
@urbanmarketdurango 
@beads_and_beyond_durango 
Rio Grande Trading Co
There's No Place Like Home
@dgooutdoorexchange 
@livelydurango 
@earthenvesselgallery 
Yellow Carrot
@the_roost_durango 
@mariasbookshop 
and so many more!
  • Things to do before recreating in the backcountry: 
- review Avalanche Report (download @friendsofcaic mobile app)
- wear your beacon and pack equipped with shovel, probe, extra layers, food/water, and first aid kit 
- stay with your crew & continue to personally examine the terrain and snowpack 
Pics courtesy @friendsofcaic 
#KnowBeforeYouGo
  • Remember this #mlkday holiday weekend to be safe! 
What can backcountry users do? We're glad you asked! 
The most important thing you can do is check the avalanche forecast before going into the backcountry. This includes easy-to-access backcountry like right off the highway or leaving any ski area through backcountry access points. Go to www.colorado.gov/avalanche or get the @friendsofcaic mobile app. Look at the current avalanche conditions and plan backcountry travel accordingly. Make sure you and every member of your group carry an avalanche-rescue transceiver, a probe pole, and a shovel -
and know how to use this equipment. 
 
#staysafe #knowbeforeyougo #backcountry #avalanchesafety #avalanchesafetygear
This Sunday, 7am to noon @laplatacountyfairgrounds 
Join us for all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, OJ, coffee and a killer silent auction 😎 See you soon 🌞🍳πŸ₯žπŸŠπŸ™Œ
This Sunday, 7am to noon @laplatacountyfairgrounds Join us for all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, OJ, coffee and a killer silent auction 😎 See you soon 🌞🍳πŸ₯žπŸŠπŸ™Œ
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Sneak peek at a few items in the Silent Auction from our generous local merchants 😎
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Sunday, Feb 5th | 7am to noon 
La Plata Co Fairgrounds 
2500 Main Ave 
Come taste the milk of human kindness and support Search & Rescue! Durango's tower of strength and heart of gold. All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, eggs, coffee, and juice! Come to our breakfast and we’ll come to your rescue! All ages are welcome! 

Entry Cost: $10 Adults, $6 Children (7-12), Under 6 FREE 
 
A huge thanks to all the contributions from our local businesses who contributed to our Silent Auction and hopefully, you will be the lucky winner! 

@gardenswartz_sportinggoods 
@glacierclub 
@louisaselectronics 
@rockymountain.chocolatefactory 
@scenic_aperture 
@urbanmarketdurango 
@beads_and_beyond_durango 
Rio Grande Trading Co
There's No Place Like Home
@dgooutdoorexchange 
@livelydurango 
@earthenvesselgallery 
Yellow Carrot
@the_roost_durango 
@mariasbookshop 
and so many more!
Sunday, Feb 5th | 7am to noon La Plata Co Fairgrounds 2500 Main Ave Come taste the milk of human kindness and support Search & Rescue! Durango's tower of strength and heart of gold. All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, eggs, coffee, and juice! Come to our breakfast and we’ll come to your rescue! All ages are welcome! Entry Cost: $10 Adults, $6 Children (7-12), Under 6 FREE A huge thanks to all the contributions from our local businesses who contributed to our Silent Auction and hopefully, you will be the lucky winner! @gardenswartz_sportinggoods @glacierclub @louisaselectronics @rockymountain.chocolatefactory @scenic_aperture @urbanmarketdurango @beads_and_beyond_durango Rio Grande Trading Co There's No Place Like Home @dgooutdoorexchange @livelydurango @earthenvesselgallery Yellow Carrot @the_roost_durango @mariasbookshop and so many more!
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Things to do before recreating in the backcountry: 
- review Avalanche Report (download @friendsofcaic mobile app)
- wear your beacon and pack equipped with shovel, probe, extra layers, food/water, and first aid kit 
- stay with your crew & continue to personally examine the terrain and snowpack 
Pics courtesy @friendsofcaic 
#KnowBeforeYouGo
Things to do before recreating in the backcountry: 
- review Avalanche Report (download @friendsofcaic mobile app)
- wear your beacon and pack equipped with shovel, probe, extra layers, food/water, and first aid kit 
- stay with your crew & continue to personally examine the terrain and snowpack 
Pics courtesy @friendsofcaic 
#KnowBeforeYouGo
Things to do before recreating in the backcountry: 
- review Avalanche Report (download @friendsofcaic mobile app)
- wear your beacon and pack equipped with shovel, probe, extra layers, food/water, and first aid kit 
- stay with your crew & continue to personally examine the terrain and snowpack 
Pics courtesy @friendsofcaic 
#KnowBeforeYouGo
Things to do before recreating in the backcountry: 
- review Avalanche Report (download @friendsofcaic mobile app)
- wear your beacon and pack equipped with shovel, probe, extra layers, food/water, and first aid kit 
- stay with your crew & continue to personally examine the terrain and snowpack 
Pics courtesy @friendsofcaic 
#KnowBeforeYouGo
Things to do before recreating in the backcountry: 
- review Avalanche Report (download @friendsofcaic mobile app)
- wear your beacon and pack equipped with shovel, probe, extra layers, food/water, and first aid kit 
- stay with your crew & continue to personally examine the terrain and snowpack 
Pics courtesy @friendsofcaic 
#KnowBeforeYouGo
Things to do before recreating in the backcountry: 
- review Avalanche Report (download @friendsofcaic mobile app)
- wear your beacon and pack equipped with shovel, probe, extra layers, food/water, and first aid kit 
- stay with your crew & continue to personally examine the terrain and snowpack 
Pics courtesy @friendsofcaic 
#KnowBeforeYouGo
Things to do before recreating in the backcountry: - review Avalanche Report (download @friendsofcaic mobile app) - wear your beacon and pack equipped with shovel, probe, extra layers, food/water, and first aid kit - stay with your crew & continue to personally examine the terrain and snowpack Pics courtesy @friendsofcaic #KnowBeforeYouGo
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Remember this #mlkday holiday weekend to be safe! 
What can backcountry users do? We're glad you asked! 
The most important thing you can do is check the avalanche forecast before going into the backcountry. This includes easy-to-access backcountry like right off the highway or leaving any ski area through backcountry access points. Go to www.colorado.gov/avalanche or get the @friendsofcaic mobile app. Look at the current avalanche conditions and plan backcountry travel accordingly. Make sure you and every member of your group carry an avalanche-rescue transceiver, a probe pole, and a shovel -
and know how to use this equipment. 
 
#staysafe #knowbeforeyougo #backcountry #avalanchesafety #avalanchesafetygear
Remember this #mlkday holiday weekend to be safe! 
What can backcountry users do? We're glad you asked! 
The most important thing you can do is check the avalanche forecast before going into the backcountry. This includes easy-to-access backcountry like right off the highway or leaving any ski area through backcountry access points. Go to www.colorado.gov/avalanche or get the @friendsofcaic mobile app. Look at the current avalanche conditions and plan backcountry travel accordingly. Make sure you and every member of your group carry an avalanche-rescue transceiver, a probe pole, and a shovel -
and know how to use this equipment. 
 
#staysafe #knowbeforeyougo #backcountry #avalanchesafety #avalanchesafetygear
Remember this #mlkday holiday weekend to be safe! 
What can backcountry users do? We're glad you asked! 
The most important thing you can do is check the avalanche forecast before going into the backcountry. This includes easy-to-access backcountry like right off the highway or leaving any ski area through backcountry access points. Go to www.colorado.gov/avalanche or get the @friendsofcaic mobile app. Look at the current avalanche conditions and plan backcountry travel accordingly. Make sure you and every member of your group carry an avalanche-rescue transceiver, a probe pole, and a shovel -
and know how to use this equipment. 
 
#staysafe #knowbeforeyougo #backcountry #avalanchesafety #avalanchesafetygear
Remember this #mlkday holiday weekend to be safe! 
What can backcountry users do? We're glad you asked! 
The most important thing you can do is check the avalanche forecast before going into the backcountry. This includes easy-to-access backcountry like right off the highway or leaving any ski area through backcountry access points. Go to www.colorado.gov/avalanche or get the @friendsofcaic mobile app. Look at the current avalanche conditions and plan backcountry travel accordingly. Make sure you and every member of your group carry an avalanche-rescue transceiver, a probe pole, and a shovel -
and know how to use this equipment. 
 
#staysafe #knowbeforeyougo #backcountry #avalanchesafety #avalanchesafetygear
Remember this #mlkday holiday weekend to be safe! 
What can backcountry users do? We're glad you asked! 
The most important thing you can do is check the avalanche forecast before going into the backcountry. This includes easy-to-access backcountry like right off the highway or leaving any ski area through backcountry access points. Go to www.colorado.gov/avalanche or get the @friendsofcaic mobile app. Look at the current avalanche conditions and plan backcountry travel accordingly. Make sure you and every member of your group carry an avalanche-rescue transceiver, a probe pole, and a shovel -
and know how to use this equipment. 
 
#staysafe #knowbeforeyougo #backcountry #avalanchesafety #avalanchesafetygear
Remember this #mlkday holiday weekend to be safe! What can backcountry users do? We're glad you asked! The most important thing you can do is check the avalanche forecast before going into the backcountry. This includes easy-to-access backcountry like right off the highway or leaving any ski area through backcountry access points. Go to www.colorado.gov/avalanche or get the @friendsofcaic mobile app. Look at the current avalanche conditions and plan backcountry travel accordingly. Make sure you and every member of your group carry an avalanche-rescue transceiver, a probe pole, and a shovel - and know how to use this equipment. #staysafe #knowbeforeyougo #backcountry #avalanchesafety #avalanchesafetygear
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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide unpaid professionals who are trained and dedicated with necessary equipment, knowledge and resources to assist the La Plata County Sheriff’s Department in search and rescue operations and public safety in back-country and technical settings.

 

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COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER

Have fun out there but please read the CAIC Avalanche Forecast before heading into the backcountry.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is a program within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Executive Director’s Office. The program is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Friends of the CAIC (FoCAIC) a 501c3 group. The mission of the CAIC is to provide avalanche information, education and promote research for the protection of life, property and the enhancement of the state’s economy.

 

 

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