POWDER HOUR #3.2 What: Social Media and the Human Factor w/ IPAC Melissa Hendrickson Where: Prohibition Gastro Pub – 1914 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99205 When: Wednesday March 6th, 2019 5:30 (side room reserved from 5-8pm) FREE The POWDER HOUR SERIES put on by the Spokane Mountaineers is a monthly happy-hour gathering for the backcountry travel oriented folks to come together and glean insight from wise backcountry snow traveling folks in our community. POWDER HOUR SERIES #3.2: Social Media and the Human Factor w/ IPAC Melissa Hendrickson. There is evidence that many recreational avalanche accidents fall prey to heuristic traps. Heuristic traps, or the human factor, work well in other aspects of our lives, but are not suited to decision making in avalanche terrain. Join Melissa for a talk about the six heuristic traps of avalanche decision making with special influence on how social media is playing an increasing role in the backcountry. In her third season of forecasting for the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center, Melissa covers the Silver Valley/St. Regis forecasting area. She brings over 20 years of backcountry experience that includes the Northeastern US and Canada, time in Utah, and 6 seasons in Idaho.