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    Now that lowland snow is melting the Eagle River trail looks tempting. Does anyone have an idea of what the avalanche danger would be now? Looks like there is still plenty of snow up there and the mountains are steep. I'd love to do an overnight to the upper part of Eagle River (north Fork).

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    If you're staying along the valley floor, I'm thinking your risk would be very low. I did some backcountry skiing in South Fork a week and a half ago, and the snowpack was stable. At this point, the only substantial slide risk is from point release avalanches as the sun warms exposed rocks, and these aren't likely to be large enough to reach the Eagle River valley floor.

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